Robert M. Lawrence
In December of 2005, I had my left hip replaced in the traditional method by a highly competent Orthopedic Doctor. My hospital stay lasted six days. I was not able to climb the stairs to our master bedroom so I had to rent a hospital bed and sleep in the middle of our family room for thirty days. A physical therapist came to the house three times a week for five weeks. After five weeks I went to my office to do clerical work, no heavy lifting. I was able to do basic activities after eight weeks. Three months after surgery was released to resume golf. On a scale of 1-10 my pain was 6-7.
In June of 2009, I had my right hip replaced by Dr. Fogarty, using the Anterior Approach Hip Replacement surgery. I was released from the hospital in three day and was able to climb stairs, sleep in my own bed, take showers and basically do everything I wanted to do within limits. I was able to go back to work the following Monday. I was able to drive myself after one week to physical therapy three times a week for two weeks. I was back to normal after three weeks and out on the golf course after seven weeks. I had a pain scale level of no more than a 3 on a scale from 1 - 10.
I suffered with hip pain for several years. At 58 I was not looking forward to hip replacement surgery. It became so painful to walk around our school that I was in tears sometimes. Nothing relieved the pain totally. A good night's sleep was non-existent. Dr. Fogarty and I decided it was time for the anterior hip replacement. He explained the procedure carefully. This sounded so much better than what my uncle had gone through back in the 80's! I woke up from surgery and no more of that hip pain! It was wonderful. Recovery was so quick. It was wonderful. I love getting down on the floor and playing with our grandchildren now. I just finished a vacation of golf, high country hiking and horseback riding! Thank you Dr. Fogarty and your fantastic staff, as well as the Joint Center at North Cypress Medical Center, for giving me back a normal life!!
Dr. Kruezer, Dr. Cupic, Mike and the rest of the staff:
I had total hip replacement on Monday, was up and walking without any assistance on Tuesday, and am now home on Wednesday, just after noon. I have been essentially pain free the whole time.
Dr. Kruezer assured me of my chances of a good outcome, but did not over-promise. He instead over-delivered! Hardly any of my friends or family believe my experience, and to be honest I am having some dis-belief myself. But seeing is believing, and that is what happened.
I can't thank you adequately, but let me just say- you're the best!
Tommy Grimes is a 61-year-old, self-employed real estate agent
whose favorite activity is playing golf. Unfortunately, a nagging
pain in his hip was preventing him from getting out on the course.
His hip was steadily degenerating to the point that it was
interfering with everyday life.
A referral from a friend brought Grimes to see Alain Elbaz, MD,
an orthopedic surgeon in the Champions area. Dr. Elbaz determined
that Grimes was an ideal candidate for a new state-of-the-art
procedure. This minimally invasive
surgery would allow Grimes to recover faster and more easily than
traditional hip surgery.