Dear Doctor Leone,
I am writing this letter to sincerely thank you for giving me back my life with “No Pain.” I am a fit 58-year-old female who had been suffering with groin pain for two years. Why I put up with it so long I have no idea! You performed a full right hip replacement on April 8, 2013 and just one week later I was able to start working from my home. Today is two weeks since surgery; I am back in my office and using a cane. I was on a walker for only two days!
My pain started during a workout in the gym. I thought I had pulled a groin muscle and assumed it would heal with time. Needless to say, it never healed. I pushed myself as I continued to try to walk and workout but the pain just got worse and worse. It hurt to put my socks on, walk to the grocery store and I could no longer dance with my husband. I also stopped what I love to do; rollerblading. The pain changed me and took over my life.
My primary care doctor recommended an orthopedic doctor who was unable to diagnose me and sent me to another orthopedic doctor. After an arthroscopy examination this doctor told me, “that the arthroscopic surgery would only have a 50% chance of helping.” He then recommended I see someone in his group for a full right hip replacement.
At this point, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I researched so many doctors and got recommendations and this search eventually led me to Doctor Leone. He came highly recommended from several prominent people.
If I can allay your fears, please take note. Doctor Leone and his staff know exactly what they are doing. He keeps you informed every step of the way. Your pain is managed remarkably. I cannot say I was in no pain whatsoever after the surgery, but it was from the stitches; my original groin pain was gone.
What a relief to think I can again do all the things I was no longer doing.
It’s only been two weeks since my surgery but with a little luck I will be off the cane soon and dancing with my husband all over again.
Doctor Leone, I can never thank you enough!
Gail M. Levin, PHR