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Orthopaedic Patient Stories at UPMC in North Central Pa.

Read stories from orthopaedic patients at UPMC in north central Pa.

Debbie Clark: Knee Surgery

Debbie Clark, orthopaedics patient at UPMC in north central Pa.

Debbie started to face a new challenge when camping. The gear she now needed wasn’t available at sporting goods stores; it was a new knee.

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Barry Eisley: Hip Replacement

Barry Eisley | UPMC

After experiencing hip pain, Barry saw his family doctor and was referred to an orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and evaluation who determined he was a good candidate for a same-day hip replacement.

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Nancy Hauser: 3D-Printed Ankle Replacement

Nancy Hauser | UPMC

Nancy Hauser of Williamsport has an 8-cm extension for her left fibula, a bone in her ankle, created with a 3D printer at UPMC.

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Jim Houser: Ultrasound-guided Cortisone Injections

Jim Houser | UPMC

Jim was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips. Ultrasound-guided cortisone injections helped him return to work sooner and avoid surgery.

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Jeff Rauff: Hip Replacement

Jeff Rauff | UPMC

Jeff Rauff was in a biking accident that led to a hip replacement. Learn more about his experience at UPMC.

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William Sarge: Joint Replacement

William Sarge and wife on motorcycle | UPMC

William Sarge of Avis enjoys an active lifestyle and he hasn’t let arthritis, or 6 joint replacements, stop him from hitting the open road. Learn more from UPMC.

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Gabe Sinicropi: Bilateral Knee Replacement

Gabe Sinicropi | UPMC

Arthritis in his knee was making it more and more difficult for him to stay on his feet for very long so Gabe had Bilateral knee replacement surgery at UPMC.

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Craig Uhler: Hip Surgery

Craig Uhler | UPMC

As Craig Uhler was running a race he felt pain in his knee. Further examination showed he had a broken femur and needed hip surgery.

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Tyler Waltz: Knee Pain

Tyler Waltz | UPMC

Tyler Waltz blew out his knee at a rodeo. Learn more about his experience at UPMC.

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