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Patient Story: Kathy from Marrero, LA
- Name: Kathy
- Location: Marrero, LA
- Replacement Type: Shoulder (Right), Hip (Right)
- Hobbies/Activities: Walking, Biking, Swimming
"My Life is Great"
Before having joint replacement surgery, my hip and shoulder would go out of the socket. I actually had displaysia in my hip and a genetic defect in the muscle of my shoulder. This would cause severe wear on the bones that was very painful.
My doctor said when I was in enough pain, I would know I was ready to have joint replacement surgery.
Now, my life is great. No pain in my hip or shoulder. I can enjoy sports that I was never able to enjoy before surgery.
Advice I would give is that the longer you wait, the worse it will be. Also, physical therapy is vital after surgery because it helps movement in the area of surgery and muscles.