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General Orthopaedics Patient Stories

Everyone has a story, so we gathered the best of the best. Each of these testimonials tells a real-life story about how our patients overcame obstacles with help from our surgeons.

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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Greg Blobner: Femoroacetabular Impingement

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When runner Greg's left hip started hurting in August 2021, he knew exactly whom he wanted to see. He felt comfortable with Dr. Craig Mauro, who had repaired both of Greg’s ACLs in the past, and who headed the Hip Preservation Program at UPMC Orthopaedic Care.

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Kate Porigow: Hip Labral Tear

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Kate started to feel intense pain in her hips. When her pain persisted, she decided to take a break from training and seek medical attention.

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Katie Lascola: Hip Labral Tear and Femoroacetabular Impingement

Katie Lascola | Orthopaedic Patient Story

Katie was running mile 800 of her year-long 1,000-mile challenge when her right hip began to hurt. The pain eventually became unbearable. That's when a friend referred her Dr. Mauro at the Hip Preservation Program.

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Kay: Osteoarthritis

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Kay, a former pediatric physical therapist and dedicated Scottish country dancer, had osteoarthritis flare up in her right knee after twisting it at a family picnic. UPMC provided the care she needed to dance again.

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