American Hip Institute

Comeback Stories

MAKOplasty Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement

“Choosing my doctor from American Hip Institute Research Foundations to do my hip replacement surgery was one of the best decisions of my life. Why?  Because he literally gave me a new life!  My lifestyle always included daily activity be it biking, walking, roller-blading, cross-country skiing, yoga and it was getting harder and harder to move without pain. After three years of suffering, I decided to bite the bullet and find a doctor to perform my surgery.

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More Comeback Stories of Hip Replacement Patients:

“Over a year ago, I suffered a spine and hip injury at work. I experienced a lot of pain, which affected my ability to stand, walk, sit, and sleep. I needed to constantly increase a dose of pain medicine to deal with my pain. Unfortunately, the medicine would become ineffective after a while.

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“A surgeon associated with American Hip Institute Research Foundation performed my total hip replacement surgery (anterior method with MAKOplasty) on Feb. 4, 2013.  I had been diagnosed six years earlier at age 58, and I was determined to research the best doctor for my procedure.  The doctor gave a lecture on MAKOplasty related to hip surgery in July of 2009, and I was impressed.  The orthopedic rock stars at Rush and NorthShore did not use this new technology.  After further exploring his excellent credentials, I chose my surgeon.

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An Emergency Room Physician climbing the steps of the ancient Zapotec pyramids in Oaxaca, Mexico with 2 new MAKOplasty total hip replacements.

“I experience the best care I have ever had in my life. Everyone asked me how I recovered so soon.”

– Sally Kempton (MAKOplasty Posterior Total Hip)