Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement

Krystye Dalton

It all began ten years ago. I slipped and fell inside my son’s school. I saw my primary care physician who prescribed physical therapy, but my hip continued to bother me.

Three years later, I realized that I had started walking differently and my body even adapted to run in a strange way. I saw an orthopedic physician in Chattanooga where I live. He recommended that I have my hip replaced. 

Cathy Cooke

I do not live a very active life! However, hip pain stole most of the life I had away!

At 54-years-old I could no longer walk without the aid of a walker. Additionally, I couldn’t sleep because of my hip pain. It was also affecting my job and I was embarrassing by my quality of life! Then BOOM the pandemic also hit!

Marcus Christianson

I'm an active duty police lieutenant, firearms instructor and former Marine. It's hard to teach on the shooting range on crutches and barely able to walk 25 yards. My officers were begging me to stop hurting myself for them and retire.

Susan Brown

I’ve spent many years doing a lot of physical activity. For the past 12 years I’ve been a personal trainer and have taught fitness classes. I love exercising and teaching classes, so I think my hip pain resulted from not having a balance between exercising and letting my body rest.

I had a long history of bi-lateral hip pain, and my condition got so bad that I started experiencing pain in both hips walking, climbing stairs, and putting on my shoes and socks. In addition, the pain would occasionally keep me from sleeping. 

Terri Hunnicutt

As a former dancer, I knew my body had taken a lot of abuse over the years. I had countless injuries to my feet, ankles, and knees. But when I turned 45, it became my left hip. At first, it just was a dull pain that bothered me occasionally. By the time I turned 50, I could barely get out of bed.

Tim Kennedy

My story begins in my early 50's when I began to have left hip pain. I sought conservative treatment that included physical therapy and injections. It did not take me long to realize the injections only helped for a short period of time.  After receiving my last injection, with absolutely no pain relief, I knew I had to seek a permanent solution.
 

Jane Cameron

Jane Cameron is a 46-year-old athlete with Down syndrome. I adopted Jane when she was 15 years old after my son, who also had Down syndrome, passed away.

Jane has been competing in Special Olympics ever since she was 6 years old. She started off just competing in swimming, where she became quite the little tadpole.