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Nancy's Journey

Local resident and NCH patient, Nancy A., 68, chronicled her journey through hip replacement surgery and recovery on NCH's daily blog. In August, the pain in her left hip became unbearable. It kept her from easily navigating the stairs in her townhome and made her job at a local grocery store, where she's worked for 30 years, uncomfortable.

On the advice of her primary care physician, Carl Lang, MD, Nancy met with Phillip F. Ludkowski, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on staff at NCH, who recommended a total hip replacement. While Nancy admits to being anxious about the surgery, she's looking forward to the day when she can enjoy activities without pain.

Be sure to read Nancy's daily journal, which included details of her experience, along with commentary from her caregivers. To view Nancy's blog, click here.

NCH's Total Joint Replacement Program for hip replacement, knee replacement and other joint replacements is designed to get patients home faster after surgery and back on their feet sooner. Highly trained, experienced board-certified surgeons work side-by-side with specially trained nurses and therapists to take advantage of the latest technologies and advanced pain management techniques. To find a doctor, click here.

To read other patient success stories, click here.

Dr. Phillip F. Ludkowski is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon on staff at NCH. For a list of orthopedic surgeons on staff at NCH, click here, or call HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968).

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Last Updated 2012/11/08