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!
I would like to express my appreciation to Dr. Baione. I came to Dr. Baione form a previous Orthopaedic doctor that was not handling my infection from his knee replacement promptly. Within a week, Dr. Baione had me in the hospital to remove the infected knee prosthetic and on the proper antibiotic. Dr. Baione has seen me through the most difficult health issue of my life. I can’t thank him enough for his prompt and proactive attention to me.
As a retired Administrative Assistant to the President and Chairman of Bankers Trust Company/Deutsche Bank in New York for 47 years, I’m quite familiar with receiving many complaint letters. It was always a refreshing change when someone took the time to sit down and write a complimentary note. This letter is my humble attempt at sending a note of praise to you, your assistants and the health care professionals of University Orthopedic Associates.
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with an injured bursa and suffered with constant hip pain. Cortisone injections, multiple visits to a Chiropractor, and an acupuncturist couldn’t make a dent. I finally cried “uncle” and am convinced that it was through Divine intervention, that I was able to make an appointment with you. At our initial meeting, I didn’t even have to delve into details of my pain-you described it to me perfectly. Your professionalism, courtesy, knowledge and thorough explanation of what exactly was causing my on-going problems and how you were going to fix it-no question about that-was inspiring. Your confidence and enthusiasm was contagious. Your patience was remarkable even after my husband peppered you with hundreds of questions on what types of “tools” you were going to use and wanted to hear all about the gory details of the procedure. Thankfully, you have a great sense of humor and an overabundance of patience. On February 11, 2019, I underwent total hip replacement. Outpatient Rehabilitation Network Meridian At Home Care provided excellent home skilled nursing and physical therapy throughout my recovery period. After two days with a walker and a few days on a cane, I was able to walk into my post-op appointment on Feb. 26 can free and almost pain-free! While I have several weeks of out-patient PT to navigate, I have no doubt that I will make a full recovery “without restrictions.”
I am very grateful that I had the good fortune to have you as my surgeon along with your team of knowledgeable healthcare professionals. Fortunate also to have excellent care at Jersey Shore. It just goes to prove one does not need to travel into New York to receive “top drawer,” gold standard health care. It’s right here in our own backyard. Many thanks to you and your staff for generously helping those of us in need.
One sunny November 2017 morning, my husband was painting the outside of our home on an extension ladder. To make a long story short, the ladder collapsed and he fell one way and the ladder went the other way and hit me as I was standing on our front porch. In a split second, I was on the ground and quickly realized that I was in big trouble. We were transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center, and the next day, Dr. William Baione was called in to repair my extensive injuries, which consisted of two broken femurs and a broken right hip. Since I had previous hip surgeries, I knew I was in for a long recovery. After Dr. Baione explained my injuries and told me of his plan for the surgeries I required, my angst and trepidation was eased. His bedside manner, calm demeanor and obvious compassion were remarkable. After ten days at Jersey Shore and eight weeks at a rehab facility, I was able to return home, walking with assistance. Every appointment with Dr. Baione was positive and informative. He carefully explained my plan of care, and every milestone of my recovery was recognized and celebrated. I was able to return to work less than three months later. Although I am still recovering, I am back to a “new normal”. I am the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at a small specialized health sciences high school in New Brunswick. The mission of our school is to assist students from underrepresented communities aspire to careers in healthcare. During one of our conversations, Dr. Baione volunteered to come to speak to our students about his career as an orthopedic surgeon and his life story of perseverance, hard work, and success. He was able to relate to our students in a personal way, as he was raised by a single mother in an inner city neighborhood. Our students and staff were completely blown away by his brilliance, honesty, humility and awesomeness!! They say that “every cloud has a silver lining”. The accident was the cloud but meeting this incredible surgeon and human being was the silver lining. I am eternally grateful to Dr. Baione and his staff for the wonderful care I received at University Orthopaedic Associates.
“Following the surgery, I told Dr. Baione I wanted to get my strength back. He told me I was in great shape and that I could get in even better shape.” Two weeks after the procedure, she started physical therapy. Recovery pain was minimal, and by eight weeks, she was back to her full-time activities. Read Anne’s Story.
After three, yes three hip dislocations my trust and emotions were all but destroyed. Then I met Dr W. Baione. He gave me hope that all this pain would finally be fixed properly. The revision went well, I was so afraid to even stand up but he assured me I would not dislocate again. Dr Baione fixed my hip. He is one of the kindest, gentle doctors I have ever met. I would recommend him so highly to anyone needing orthopedic surgery. I rate him a 15 out of ten!