At age 52, I was diagnosed with severe hip arthritis. Each year following, until my 55th birhtday, the pain and lack of mobility increased to the point that i could barely walk two blocks without stopping to rest and then turn around and go back home. I Needed Ibuprofen and Darvocet to get me through a six hour day with at least bearable pain.
Because of the severe arthritis and bone on bone condition into which my hip deteriorated, i walked with a severe limp (which caused collateral damage to my knees) Yet, I was immensely frightened to have to lose my real hip to a replacement. Although surgery was complicated, (due to the degeneration of the bone and socket) and although the physical therapy and rehabilitiation were far longer thatn i had expected; the final end result was that i was able to walk without a limp whatsoever, and best of all without pain, for the first time in four years. The successful outcome would never have been realized without Dr Markovich's unparalleled surigical skills and supreme expertise and committment. Both Dr Markovich and Pat told me emphatically beforehand that the surgery would be a success and that I would return to their offices to thank them. Indeed, it was and indeed, I did! I thank them today immensely for their candor, their skill, and for my ability to return to a more normal active livestyle. I cannot sing their praises enough.