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Patient Stories

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James

As a fireman, James Fitzpatrick has always stayed in shape. He ran three to four miles for fitness. He hiked the steep ravines around his Palos Verdes ...

Todd

Energy industry executive Todd Witwer describes traveling from California’s Central Valley to HOI for left and right hip replacement procedures ...

Edythe

At 97 years of age, Edythe Laudati still enjoys every day. She paints, arranges flowers, and enjoys music with fellow residents in her assisted living ...

Marcelina

“If I hadn’t had my knee replaced, I wouldn’t be out and about – I would be home in bed. Now I can stand and cook for my kids, ...

Bob

Prolific gardener Bob Scopin, 66, was on a ladder to trim the Star Jasmine hedge on the side of his Huntington Beach home when he lost his balance and ...

Barry

In the 1970s, Dr. Barry Schleider worked nights as an orthopedic physician’s assistant at LAC + USC Medical Center. Seeing far too many gunshot ...

Sally

For two years, Sally Greer spent most of her time on her couch, and gained 130 pounds in the process. At just 61 years of age, Sally had back pain ...

Rodolfo

For the past 25 years, Rodolfo Franco of Santa Ana has been lifting and moving furniture and appliances up and down stairs for his job with a moving ...

Lawrence

Lawrence Taylor's love for the water grew through spearfishing to catch his dinner while serving in Micronesia and the Philippines as a ...

Patrick

Shooting pain down the leg. Too painful to stand more than minutes. Sitting up to sleep and resting poorly. For Patrick Duffy, severe pain and ...

Lori

From studies at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to performing and choreographing for several modern dance companies, Lori Savit loved the career that led ...

James

My wife, Lucille, was admitted to the Hoag Orthopedic Hospital, Irvine, California for total knee replacement surgery. I am happy beyond measure to ...

Mary

I would like to get a message to a couple of your staff members and their supervisor. I had lumbar fusion surgery. The staff that took care of me were ...

Mary

I had spine surgery by Dr. Richard Lee on January 3rd. It appears to have been been successful and I’m on the road to recovery and a better ...

Georgia

A little over a week ago, May 23rd to be exact, I had a hip replacement done in your facility by Dr. Steven Barnett. I would like to take this ...

Jen

At a professional conference last year, HOI Physical Therapy Supervisor Jen Brandon, PT, MPT, expected to learn about innovative therapeutic ...

Shoja

For the past decade, Irvine aerospace engineer Shoja’s zest for life led him to grace many dance floors as a tango enthusiast. “I was ...

Keith

A degenerative and painful bone disease called avascular necrosis, or osteonecrosis, leads to the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply. ...

Kevin

Kevin has had both hips replaced, in 2009 and 2012. In between, at age 69, Kevin boxed three rounds to dethrone the reigning champion at the Ringside ...

Rita

“If you can’t outkick them, outlive them,” quips Rita, who has set eight world records in swimming since turning 95 this year. ...

Alan

Few people on the planet know more about joint replacement surgeries than Alan Beyer, MD, executive medical director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute and ...