Joint Replacement Success Story

For Mt. Olive resident Linda Fuller, the commitment to have two total hip replacements, six weeks apart, was a big decision, but one that she doesn't regret for a moment.

Around age 45, Linda was diagnosed with moderate to severe arthritis and she had bone spurs in both hips. She had progressively been having difficulty with movements that had once been commonplace and easy for her.

"I had trouble getting up and down in my garden, I couldn't get my leg over my bike, I had not crossed my legs in three or four years, I couldn't walk fast, and I was losing side to side movement-it was becoming difficult to do all the things that I used to love to do," said Fuller.

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Now Offered at HRMC:
Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Did you know that there is an alternative to traditional, open spine surgery? For some patients who have back or leg pain, sciatica, or those who know they have a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, laser spine surgery-also referred to as endoscopic spine surgery-may be the answer.

Traditional spine surgery requires the removal of sections of the back of the spine to allow the surgeon to reach the spinal sac, nerves and discs. Laser spine surgery was developed to minimize risks by being less invasive.

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