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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

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

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. Learn more about his experience.

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Craig Uhler

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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Gabe Sinicropi, Jr.

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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Jeff Rauff

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

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Jim Houser

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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Nancy Hauser

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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Tyler Waltz

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

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William Sarge

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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