I have lived with constant pain for many years since. I started to believe that I was going to be like this for the rest of my life. I was still working full-time at a physical job. I was taking two arthritis strength Tylenol twice a day with Aleve. By the end of the day, I couldn’t put weight on my leg and I was dragging it behind me. I was even uncomfortable when I was sitting.
I saw Dr. Ravi Verma at UOA to check my back. He took an x-ray and told me my hip was in bad shape. He directed me to Dr. William Baione.
I saw Dr. Baione and he could immediately see that I needed a hip replacement by the way I was walking. I told him how much pain I was living with. It felt good to know that someone actually knew what I was going through. He was very kind and compassionate. He told me he was going to fix me and give me my life back.
Dr. Baione performed a total anterior hip replacement. The surgery took 45 minutes. He replaced the joints through the front, which is less invasive/painful and it speeds up the recovery time. I was walking without a cane within 5 weeks. I was cleared to go back to work in two months. I’m 48 years old.
I can walk normally again without any pain. I have full range of motion again. I can put my socks on without help. I can get in my car without lifting my leg with my arm. I can also kneel, bend and squat. I mowed my lawn for the first time in years without any pain. I also no longer take any pills for pain.
I will always be very grateful to Dr. Baione for helping me. He really did give me my life back. If I described you or someone you know, see Dr. Baione. He can change your life too!