Stories

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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Katie

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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James

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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Ray

Hip Resurfacing
January 2012

Eighteen years ago, Ray was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that left him with a dislocated and severely traumatized hip. Following the accident, Ray continued to live an active lifestyle as an international pilot that took him all over the world.

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Bruce

Ankle, Hip and Pelvis Surgery
June 2009

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Rachelle

Wrist Surgery
November 2012

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Justin

Ankle and Hand Surgery
Spring 2012

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Additional Stories
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Ernie

Knee Replacements
November 2011

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Hal

Knee Replacement
March 2012

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Robert

Left Anterior Hip Replacement
February 2012

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Mary

Left Anterior Hip Replacement
January 2010

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Mary

Ligament Repair (ACL & MCL) Surgery
March 2012

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Robert

Left Knee Replacement
May 2012

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Trudy

Rotator Cuff Repair
November 2011

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Donald

Anterior Hip Replacement
November 2011

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