Hip Replacement Alleviates Pain
Used to working 14-hour days in his coffee shop, Michael Morkert, 68, suffered from pain which progressively got worse. “I had a difficult time walking and doing steps,” he says. When the pain got to be too much, he made an appointment for a hip replacement with Mark Schinsky, MD, of Castle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
When the surgery was over, Michael said, “I didn’t realize how much pain I’d been in until I didn’t have it anymore. Now I have no problem walking or doing steps.” He also rides a bike and can perform his job without pain.
Michael attributes his good outcome in part to his attitude, saying “I wanted to get better” but adds that a huge part was Dr. Schinsky. “My whole hospital stay was good. Communication was awesome. The nurses and other staff were perfect. I would certainly go back if I need the other hip replaced.”
If pain is hampering your lifestyle, Castle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine can help you explore treatment options. Rush Copley has resumed elective surgeries and procedures with enhanced safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19.