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Orthopedic Patient Stories

No one tells a story better than those who lived it.

Patients treated by the Orthopedic & Spine Institute team at Abington – Jefferson Health share their personal stories here to encourage and empower others who have bone, joint or spine problems.

We hope you find their experiences helpful.


On the Move Again (hip and knee replacement)

Lansdale Athlete Rebounds to Hold Center Court After Simultaneous Total Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

Back to Her Roots After Hip Replacement

Back on the Fast Track Following a Hip Fracture

Man in Motion (anterior hip replacement)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat (anterior hip replacement)

Diving In Again (anterior hip replacement)

Full Court Advantage (anterior hip replacement)

Finish Lines (hip resurfacing)


Far Too Young to be Feeling So Old (Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Surgery)

Young, Healthy Male with Bad Knees Seeks Pain-Free Lifestyle (bilateral total knee replacement)

One Man’s Staircase is Another Man’s Mountain (bilateral knee replacement)

A Man in Motion (double mini-knee replacement)


Everything is Within Reach Again (reverse shoulder replacement)

Saved From the Sidelines (dislocation surgery)


Surgery Brings Relief from Severe Back Pain (laminectomy)

New Cervical Fusion Technique Transforms Churchville Woman’s Life (cervical fusion)

Back on the Road (spinal tumor surgery)

From Excruciating Pain to Normal Life (laminectomy)

Easy Rider (spinal stenosis surgery)

On Top of the World (spinal stenosis surgery)

Finally Free of Back Pain (lumbar spinal fusion)

Chance Meeting Changed My Life (cervical spine surgery)


Wrist Factors (wrist injury)

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