Back In Step after Hip Replacement Surgery
“It was one of those pains that gradually came on and then it got worse and worse,” remembers Lancaster City resident Eric Maxwell.
Although Eric was just 46 years of age, a deteriorating hip was making everyday things like putting on his shoes and going for walks increasingly painful. In addition, the avid backpacker was finding it more and more difficult to enjoy one of his favorite pastimes.
Deciding on Surgery
His pain reached such a level that Eric knew it was time to take action. Working with his orthopedic surgeon, he chose to have his hip replacement surgery at the Lancaster General Health Orthopedic Center. There, he was grateful to find a specialized support team and facility dedicated exclusively to orthopedic care.
“Everyone was so nice,” said Eric. “Anytime I needed anything, the nurses were there. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”
Before, During and After Hip Replacement
Orthopedic Center staff worked with Eric’s orthopedic surgeon before, during and after surgery to help assure a seamless experience and the fastest, safest recovery possible.
He took advantage of the opportunity to have someone from the Orthopedic Center visit his home prior to the surgery to make sure all was safe and convenient for his recovery. He also benefitted from some inpatient holistic therapies like massage and aromatherapy to enhance his healing.
Now Eric is back in step, doing all the things he used to do…minus the pain.
He strongly encourages others who may be apprehensive about undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery to “just get it fixed—you can have a better life.”