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OrthoArizona has 70 premier musculoskeletal specialists. The orthopedic surgeons and primary care physicians specialize in all areas of orthopedic care including sports, medicine, spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, foot and ankle, podiatry, trauma, industrial injuries and workers’ compensation.

“I couldn’t have waited that long.” – A Hip Replacement Story

We love hearing from our patients. We received this note from Ruth, a 69 year old patient, just 3 1/2 months post-op from her hip replacement surgery.

Dr. Kassman/Scott;

I just wanted to let you know that I am doing very well. I have returned to teaching my Jazzercise classes and it has been really good. The last week of August, I participated in a relay sprint triathlon in Priest Lake, Idaho; I did the swimming part as you can see below, my son-in-law did the bike ride, and my daughter did the run. We each got a medal for our parts. You can barely see the scar on my left hip as I came out of the water. I felt great. My biggest fear, with over 600 other swimmers, was that I could possibly get kicked by other swimmers. Since it was a chip timed triathlon I delayed my start until the main group of swimmers had left the start line and then I stayed to the left side of my group Perhaps next year I will do the full triathlon, although this was so much fun perhaps I will just stick to the relay.

 

I just wanted you both to know how things are going. By the way, I received a phone call the first week of September from the Alberta Hip and Knee Clinic telling me they had a surgery date for me; October 16. I think you both know I couldn’t have waited that long. Besides, I am so happy with my Phoenix experience with you, Dr. Kassman, and your team and with you, Scott, hat I know I couldn’t possibly have had as good an outcome here in Calgary.

 

I hope all is well with both of you and your families.

 

Sincerely,
Ruth W.