I was diagnosed with osteonecrosis of the hip, which causes the bone cells to die. I was referred to Dr. James Flanagan. He explained that I would require an anterior total hip replacement. With this procedure, I had a short two-day stay in the hospital, and started to heal very quickly. With physical therapy, I have resumed a normal life again. I am so thankful to Dr. Emily Casey and Dr. Flanagan and their staff for an absolutely wonderful recuperation.