Ron was hobbled by a painful left hip. “I lived with it for several years,” he says, “but it got to be too much. I couldn’t walk more than a couple of blocks.” So his doctor referred him to an orthopedic surgeon who works at El Camino Hospital.
We’re redefining what it means to be a community hospital with expertise and extensive experience in anterior hip replacement surgery, an advanced, less invasive option that approaches the joint from the front. The outcome? Smaller incisions mean less soft tissue damage, less pain and scarring, better mobility with fewer restrictions and significantly shorter recovery times.
In fact, Ron went home the day after his surgery. This is the leading edge of orthopedic care, delivered in the most personal way possible. As he puts it, "Because of my job, I was worried about how long it would take to recover. But I never needed crutches, used a cane for just a week, and four weeks after the proceedure, I was moving well enough to work a trade show. If I had to do it all over again, I'd do everything exactly the same way, in the same place."