I have gone from limited mobility and constant pain to feeling like a brand new person. I was so pleased with the outcome of both surgeries that I couldn’t stop telling anyone and everyone who would listen. Dr. Leone gave me my life back.
I was so reluctant to get my first hip replacement surgery. I had suffered for at least 2 years with pain that progressively got worse and worse. I kept putting off the surgery. I was in agony even sitting in one position and pain medicines no longer helped. Nothing helped relieve the pain.
I had my first surgery, which was a left total hip replacement on July 30, 2009. My first surgery went well and I couldn’t believe how quickly I recovered. I also couldn’t believe I had waited so long, putting off the inevitable and suffering in pain longer than I needed to. Others had told me that their surgery was the best decision they had ever made, but I was pessimistic and scared. I wish I had listened.
Dr. Leone and his staff were amazing. They were warm and friendly and made me feel like a real person; not just a procedure that was on their schedule. They explained what was going to happen, what I should expect before and after the surgery. Naturally I was nervous, but they made me feel at ease. The whole team was there for me with professionalism and compassion.
I had my right hip replaced on March 30, 2010. This time was even more of a breeze. I scheduled the surgery as soon as the pain began and recovery was even faster and smoother than the previous time.
Dr. Leone saved my life. I have gone from limited mobility and constant pain to feeling like a brand new person. I was so pleased with the outcome of both surgeries that I couldn’t stop telling anyone and everyone who would listen. Dr. Leone gave me my life back. My range of motion is fantastic and finally; I have no more pain. I do recommend doing the pre-operative exercises and following the post surgical exercise as well. For me, exercising in the pool has been the best form of physical therapy because gravity is eliminated and I think my recovery was expedited as a result.
I cannot thank Dr. Leone, Susan, Barbara, Julie and Diana enough for their dedication and helpfulness throughout this process. The preparation, the antibiotics, and the plan of care this team put together has been magical and I will be forever grateful to each of them.