Patient Stories

Frank's Story

Frank's Story

Being Active Without Pain ‘Is a Great Relief’ Frank Grace, 75, had reached his limit: the leg and hip pain he had experienced for five years had become so severe that he could not stand easily at work, shop with his wife or keep his foot on the...

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Bryan's Story

Hockey captain skates back to strength following season-ending knee injury The Lake Erie Monsters team captain knew the eerily familiar feeling when he slammed into the boards and his knee buckled in the battle over the puck. Exactly one year...

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Mary Ann's Story

Local Woman Returns to Her Active Lifestyle After Hip Replacement Makes Pain a Distant Memory At age 75, Mary Ann Surtz leads an active lifestyle that might challenge a much younger person. She serves as board treasurer for the Wickliffe Senior...

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Agnes' Story

Agnes' Story

80-Year-Old Runner Continues to Compete After Finding Knee Pain Relief Agnes Smith began running at age 40 to help her get through a painful divorce. She became hooked after coming in second place in her first 5K and she ran her first marathon a...

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Brenda's Story

Brenda's Story

Total Knee Replacement Allows a Local Woman to Return to Doing the Things She Loves Brenda James began experiencing arthritis pain in her right knee in February 2017. By March, the pain elevated to the point where she needed to see a physician, so...

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Cathy's Story

When 62-year-old Cathy Peltz heard the words “You need a hip replacement” from her doctor, she was shocked. Like most of us, the assistant in University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center’s Information Services department thought she could just take...

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Pat's Story

Pat's Story

Bilateral Hip Replacement Allows Chesterland Woman to Live Life to the Fullest Pat Palermo loves to exercise. The 63-year-old Chesterland resident has been a fitness enthusiast for more than 30 years, and is a fan of both spinning and Barre3. So,...

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