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Don Brown

Total Hip Replacement (Right hip)
The Joint Replacement Center at Unity Hospital

"I'm not only walking again. I have played more than one hundred softball games since my surgery two years ago." Because I am so active I originally thought I had pulled a muscle. As the pain persisted I went to a specialist who told me I had lost the cartilage in my hip joint. I also discovered that I was a candidate for a full hip replacement. Another doctor had advised me to wait ten years. I'm 61. I didn't want to spend what might be ten of my most vital remaining years in pain and restricted from what I love to do most. There is too much in life to enjoy for that kind of nonsense. So, with the support of my new surgeon, I prepared for and looked forward to surgery."

"The pre-operative teaching class provided a great way for me to learn about my surgery and my recovery. Because I live alone I needed to develop a plan that would help me care for myself once I returned home. They tailored the information to meet my unique circumstances. Today, I am very active and play softball and tennis. I am pain and restriction free. The expert care, support, and kindness I received at Unity played a vital role in my recovery and my positive mental attitude-encouraging me to live life to the fullest!"