J.B. was a 48 year-old father, a busy business owner and avid golfer who had been suffering with hip pain for over 5 years. “I thought I was too young to have a hip replacement and didn’t want to have to take time off of work.”
It was not until he had multiple people tell him about Dr. Clegg’s hip replacement approach and protocol that he decided to call for a consultation. Dr. Clegg’s team got him an appointment within 1 week to talk with him about his options.
“When I saw J.B. he was unable to golf anymore and was having trouble even lacing up his shoes”, says Dr. Clegg, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement. His hip had developed advanced osteoarthritis and was now bone on bone. His hip had also developed several large bone spurs which is also common with hip arthritis.
After talking through his fears and ultimate treatment goals, J.B. decided to have his hip replaced. A decision he calls, “one of the best decisions of my life.”
His surgery, which involves replacing the worn-out surfaces of the knee, took just under 1 hour for Dr. Clegg and his team to perform. He was up walking down the hall within 2 hours and free from pain. “I was home from the hospital by 5pm, and out eating dinner with my family 2 days later.” He was able to return to work just 1 week after the procedure and back on the golf course a short 6 weeks after surgery.
“My advice to anyone considering hip replacement surgery is don’t wait, go see Dr. Clegg today!”