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Joint Replacement 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.

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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Bruce: Robotic-arm assisted hip replacement

Bruce is back to his normal routine thanks to his robotic-arm assisted hip replacement surgery.

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Cherie: Knee Replacement

Cherie is a passionate line dancer, dog lover, teacher, and community member who was finding it difficult to perform her daily routine without pain.

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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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Diane: Total Knee Replacement

Diane suffered from ever increasing knee pain due to arthritis for many years. She used to love to walk and ride a bike, but her knee pain was preventing her from being able to do those things.

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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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Gene: Total Hip Replacement

Image of Gene with his wife.

Gene W. was living an active lifestyle at 74 years old. After persistent hip pain and arthritis interfered with his running, he received a total hip replacement to get him back to doing what he loves.

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Janet: Knee Replacement Inpatient Rehab

Janet, 69, from Seneca, Pa., has always maintained an active lifestyle but didn’t play aggressive sports. That's why she was surprised to have so much pain in her knees. She saw an orthopaedic surgeon who told her that the bones in both of her knees were rubbing together. She would need a knee replacement.

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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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Mark Turley: Bilateral Hip Replacement

Image of Mark Turley.

Mark Turley, an avid runner, suffered from osteoarthritis in both of his hips. He received a bilateral hip replacement and was able to return to his normal lifestyle.

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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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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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