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MAKOplasty Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery Patient Testimonial

In the U.S., an estimated twenty percent of baby boomers will develop some form of osteoarthritis. When it develops on the knee as we age, the cartilage and menisci become stiffer and less flexible and becomes prone to even the slightest injury.

Last spring, sixty-six-year-old Valerie Ward of Redding went on a regular three-mile walk with a friend when suddenly something happened within her right knee and she was unable to continue. A highly-motived media sales account executive for Cablevision, Ward rested her knee for a few days, however, the swelling and stiffness made it painful to walk or sleep comfortably so she made an appointment with an orthopedic specialist.

“Upon meeting Dr. Gupta, I felt very much at ease,” said Ward. “I left reassured because he was 95 percent confident that I would be eligible for a minimally-invasive robot-assisted MAKOplasty partial knee replacement procedure instead of total knee replacement surgery.”

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

New Hips Fuel Passion for Horseback Riding

Competitive horse jumper returns to sport after total hip replacements

Patricia Weiner Horsemen’s Corral, April 2011-Imagine Wellness Centre

With her 70th birthday approaching, Patricia Weiner was determined to let nothing interfere with her longtime passion for riding horses – including chronic pain caused by arthritis in both hips. Before having surgery she tried everything including Deca steroids alternative to try and prevent having to go through such a major surgery.

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Hip Surgery Testimonial

This male patient’s hip deteriorated over time from when he simply felt sore after a game of golf to the point where he couldn’t even put on a sock without great discomfort. His hip caused him to constantly limp while walking, it interfered with his work, and he couldn’t go out with his family.

Fortunately, after what he describes as a wonderful “life-altering procedure” under Dr. Sanjay K. Gupta’s care, he was able to do all the things he missed doing. He was walking the day after his surgery, and after physical therapy was able to walk freely without a cane.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Ruth M. – Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement Recipient

Ruth M.“Now I’m the fun grandma!” laughs Ruth. “That’s what I want to be – the one who can chase after my grandson and do fun things with him.” But not so long ago, Ruth struggled to even walk.

Ruth had a pronounced limp due to the pain in her hip and knee. She commuted daily from her home in Connecticut into Manhattan for work, and remembers clinging onto the handrails in Grand Central Station to pull herself up the stairs.

“People had to pass me because I was so slow and in agonizing pain. I used to get to work exhausted just from the commute.” When her grandson was born, “I finally said, this is crazy, I can’t even play with my grandson.”

That’s when Ruth’s rheumatologist recommended a hip and knee replacement surgeon. “When I met him he was very knowledgeable,” Ruth remembers. They scheduled a hip replacement for January 2008 and a knee replacement for exactly 6 weeks later, in February. She was 56.

“My recovery was amazing. The other patients at rehab told me that I was their inspiration.” Ruth says she and her grandson actually learned to walk together.

“He was just starting to learn and I was just re-learning how to walk properly – heel, toe, heel, toe. I hadn’t been able to do that in four years.” After about eight weeks, Ruth was walking normally, again. People who haven’t seen her in a while are amazed when they see her walking without limping. “It’s been night and day,” she says.

Ruth took an early retirement and is going to care for her grandson during the day until he begins preschool. “Now I can pick up my grandson, I can pull him around the yard, I can chase after the ball with him – I’m the fun grandma! It’s great.”

She and her family have a Disneyworld vacation planned for this December. “There was no way I could have done that before,” says Ruth. Then she laughs and jokes, “You’ve had your two surgeries and what are you doing now? I’m going to Disneyworld!”

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Tom C. – Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System Recipient

Tom C.Tom has always led an active life. He’s worked as a delivery driver for 24 years, hopping in and out of trucks and carrying packages. For years he was runner – he ran the NY marathon twice. And he is a black belt in Tae Kwan Do.

But about 10 years ago, at age 43, Tom broke down at mile 17 of the Hartford Marathon. He powered through to the finish, but he had to walk some.

“Something’s not right,” he thought. An X-ray revealed arthritis in his hip. His doctor said that if Tom were in his 50s or 60s, he’d recommend a hip replacement. But it was too early, at the time.

Over the next ten years, Tom noticed his flexibility slowly decreasing and his Tae Kwan Do kicks getting lower. “When you’re a black belt and you’re trying to show a child how to do a side kick, and you can’t even do one, that’s frustrating.” Running was a struggle, too, “By the end, I couldn’t even run a quarter of a mile. The two big things I liked to do, I couldn’t really do anymore.”

That’s when a friend who worked at Tom’s doctor’s office mentioned a new doctor at the practice. The doctor was offering a brand new technique called hip resurfacing. Tom remembered reading about resurfacing a few years earlier, before it was approved in the US. “I remember my wife saying, ‘you know, if you can hold on, this sounds like you.”

Then he met a martial artist who had his hip resurfaced. The two “swapped war stories,” and what he heard gave Tom hope that hip resurfacing could help him enjoy his favorite activities again. Tom met with the new doctor and scheduled surgery for August 2007, at age 53.

Tom was practicing Tae Kwan Do again by October 2007, two months after his surgery. He started slowly, at first, just doing light kicks in the air. But he noticed an improvement every month. “At a year, I really saw the difference. Now I’ve got the flexibility back. I can rotate my hips.” He’s also running again. “I go out about three times a week and run two or three miles. And I run on the treadmill at the gym.”

Tom’s physical recovery is remarkable. But he stresses that the surgery has repaired more than just his hip. When he couldn’t do what he wanted to, it was mentally frustrating as well as physically frustrating. To him, “the biggest thing” now is having his quality of life back.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.