Andrea | Hip 03.26.20
My husband and I married in 2016 with a bucket list of traveling and hiking plans. Shortly after our honeymoon, I started to experience pain in my left hip. The pain eventually became so bad that I was not able to walk through the grocery store. After trying physical therapy and a few other doctors, I was finally referred to Dr. Ellis and in July of 2017, he diagnosed me with Hip Dysplasia in both hips, but it was worse in my left.
I underwent my left PAO and labrum repair surgery in November 2017. I was finally recovered and feeling ready for physical activity again by the summer of 2018, but I was starting to feel the same pain that I had felt in my left hip, in my right hip. In the spring of 2019, I decided to see Dr. Ellis about my right hip and I scheduled my right hip PAO and labrum repair in June. This recovery was much easier and I was cleared to start running by November of 2019! Finally I was healthy and my husband and I decided to book our first hike, to Patagonia.
On March 9, 2020, we started an 8 day, 80 mile, backpacking trip through Torres del Paine. We saw mountains, glaciers, forests covered in moss, drank glacier water, and loved every second of it! Once we finished our hike through Torres del Paine, we were supposed to go to Argentina to hike more, but unfortunately with Covid-19, we were not able to make it into the country and had to cut our trip short. But most importantly, I was able to make it through the whole hike through Torres del Paine with no hip pain!
Thank you so much Dr. Ellis and his team for everything you have done for me! My husband and I are already planning our next hike and we wouldn't be able to do any this without you!
Anonymous | Shoulder 02.11.20
I had great results from my shoulder replacement! Now I can put on a coat and put my arm above my head without pain.
If you do the recommended exercises and work hard, you'll be pleased with the outcome!
I just can't say enough good things about Orthopedic ONE! I have been treated by a couple of physicians at Orthopedic ONE over the years for various injuries and had great results. However, this latest round has really been amazing!
I tore the labrum in my hip several years ago and had it repaired. Over time, the hip joint deteriorated and all movement became extremely painful. Just walking would bring tears to my eyes and if I stubbed my toe, it would take my breath away. I talked extensively with Dr. Fowler about my options and we decided a total hip replacement was the way to go. I appreciated how Dr. Fowler took his time in answering all of my questions, even though I'm sure he has answered these same questions many times before.
His medical secretary, Heather, was instrumental in getting everything coordinated for the surgery and answering several last minute questions. She is a great right hand for him. I am also thrilled with Orthopedic ONE's Surgery Center at Easton. From the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out (yes, WALKED), I was treated like a VIP.
My physical therapist, Adam Snyder, worked with me and really encouraged me to get my strength and mobility back. He also provided a good home exercise program so I could keep up the strength and mobility we achieved in therapy. I had worked with him both before and after my prior hip surgery and enjoyed working with him so I was glad I could work with him again.
Being six months out from my total hip replacement, I feel like I have my whole life back. I can't wait for spring and summer to get here so I can enjoy working in my gardens, swimming, and pretty much anything else I want to do!
Dr. Witter and his staff are great! My first epidural took my acute pain right away. I couldn't believe it, it was a miracle!
I'm grateful to Dr. Witter and have kept up with additional appointments as needed to manage the pain!
I've had pain in my hip and right knee area most of my life. After having my meniscus repaired, I decided to try physical therapy to see if it would help.
Although skeptical at first, I was asked what I wanted to achieve from therapy. I used to enjoy riding my bike, but just couldn't take the pain, so I stopped riding 20 some years ago. Within a week of starting physical therapy, I was riding a bike for 5 minutes and doing stretches. It was rough at first, but I stuck with it.
Within 2 weeks, I started feeling better. My physical therapist taught me what to do at home to keep improving. I began going to the gym and spent thirty minutes on the bike and an hour in the pool. I started to feel great and am doing more and more! I continue to have setbacks with my fibromyalgia, arthritis and bursitis from time to time. However, I'm in a better position to help myself deal with the pain.
This would not be possible without all the attention, help and understanding I received from my physical therapist, Courtney Altman. I highly recommend her to anyone going through pain and rehabilitation. She is a jewel to treasure for sure!