I am writing to you in appreciation for performing my anterior hip replacement. I had the surgery on June 1, 2015 and my recovery has been amazing. I am pain free and I walk 10,000 steps daily, tracked by my pedometer. Prior to my surgery, I was using a walker to ambulate and taking medication for pain.
Twelve years ago I had my other hip replaced. It was the posterior approach and my recovery was long and I had months of physical therapy. In contrast, I had only three weeks of physical therapy since your surgery. The therapy was easy for me; twelve years ago it was a struggle due to pain.
After my 2015 surgery I spent a week at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. I had both physical and occupational therapy while I was a patient there. After therapy I did not need medication for pain; only an ice pack was used. The nurses and therapists were surprised and happy to see my progress.
Dr. Louis, I am so happy I chose you to do my surgery. I am grateful to be pain free and mobile. I have energy and a renewed sense of well being. Thank you.