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Published on October 26, 2011

Joe LoCascio, Hip Replacement Patient, KishHealth System Joint Center

Joe LoCascio Video

Patient Testimonial Video

Joe LoCascio describes his hip replacement experience at The Center for Joint Care at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, IL.

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I had almost the full course of pre-surgery options. I had therapy. I had injections. None of these really gave me lasting relief. When Dr. Jain and I talked, he assured me that my total hip replacement could give me permanent relief.

I think the unique thing about the Center for Joint Care is that it starts sometime before your surgery with a really good orientation program about what to expect. You meet other people who are going to be having the same surgery or similar surgery.

I was told that I would probably be getting out of bed the same day as my surgery, and that was true. I did. After my surgery I was able to lean a little against my bed and stand. The next day I was walking. I probably walked about 100 yards the first time. I was amazed at how little effort was involved in that.

It’s normally a two-to-three day process of rehab in the hospital after surgery, but I was able to leave by lunchtime on the second day. That might have been a little bit unusual, but I think it speaks a lot to the care that I received.

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