On the heels of a highly-regarded engineering career, Donald looked forward to an early retirement. Surfing, biking, and traveling quickly filled his days, but when a nagging pain in his right leg persisted, causing him to limp, he contacted Health First Physicians Group Orthopedic Specialist, John Perry, MD.
After visiting Dr. Perry, he diagnosed me with arthritis. We discussed my treatment options and concluded that anterior hip replacement surgery would be my best choice," shares Donald. Anterior hip replacement is generally considered the most painless hip replacement surgery with the shortest recovery time due to the fact that it is a minimally-invasive procedure that avoids cutting muscles and tendons.
"I surfed the day before my surgery wondering how long it would be before I could do it again," says Donald. But it wouldn't be long at all. After a diligent rehabilitation and recovery regimen, Donald was cleared to surf just five months later. "The first time I went out I remember saying to myself, 'Holy cow, it doesn't hurt anymore!' I am so happy I had the surgery and highly recommend Health First Orthopedics and Dr. Perry to anyone restricted by joint pain. It will change your life."
Hip pain may be the result of a sudden injury such as a fall but could also be due to a degeneration of healthy tissue at the hip area.Explore More
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Dr. Perry was one of the few team physicians for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. He is well regarded for his success as a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in anterior hip replacements.Learn More