Beyond the skilled hands of our physicians, the intricate procedures, and the educated discussions of diagnoses and treatments, real patients have experienced traumatic injuries, disappointing setbacks, yet have overcome pain and disability. Here, in their own words, they share their unique experiences and perspectives about their Orthopedic care at Health First.

Featured Stories
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Knee Surgery
December 2011

Accustomed to an extremely active lifestyle, there is no slowing down for Katie. A cardiac nurse at Holmes Regional Medical Center is a physically demanding profession.

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Rotator Cuff Repair
December 2010

A competitive swimmer since he was a child, James, loved the water. But swimming six days a week for hours at a time and sailing on the weekends had taken quite a toll on his shoulders.

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Ankle, Hip and Pelvis Surgery
June 2009

Bruce was enjoying a leisurely bike ride when he was suddenly and tragically struck by a passing truck. He was airlifted to a local hospital and then to Health First Holmes Regional Trauma Center.

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Ankle and Hand Surgery
Spring 2012

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Wrist Surgery
November 2012

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Anterior Hip Replacement
November 2011

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Additional Stories
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Knee Replacements
November 2011

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Knee Replacement
March 2012

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Left Anterior Hip Replacement
January 2010

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Ligament Repair (ACL & MCL) Surgery
March 2012

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Rotator Cuff Repair
November 2011

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Left Knee Replacement
May 2012

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