I would say my quality of life is now 200%, versus 25% before the surgery.
I’m a mother of five. Grandmother of two. I have an active life, which has gotten even better since I had my knee replacement. Before the surgery, my activity was very limited. I was in severe pain for a good two years before I came to the conclusion a total knee replacement was the only way to go. My bicycle riding came to an end, my bowling, even cleaning around the house and playing with the...
-Charisse G, 42 yrs
I shouldn’t have waited … I feel 20 years younger.
I’m a nurse and I’m on my feet 10 hours a day. Fifteen years ago, I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee. Arthritis set in, the joint deteriorated, and the pain grew worse. Coming home to elevate and ice my leg was more important than sitting at dinner with my family. I felt like an old woman. My doctor recommended total knee replacement, but I was afraid. Then I heard about minimally invasive surgery, and I deci...
-Christine R, 57 yrs
There’s a point where your life just becomes miserable if you don’t get it replaced.
My dad was always a real outdoorsman just like his father was. So he raised my brother and me the same way, active in a lot of sports — fishing, cycling, camping. I was always pushing the edge, which took its toll on my knees over the years. The pain got so intense I couldn’t do any of the activities I’ve always thrived on — and for me that’s not living anymore. So, I did ...
-Dave R, 43 yrs
My doctor, the technology — they gave me the freedom to be myself again.
My hip pain was undiagnosed for awhile. I was in pain no matter what I did. I have three children who are active in sports year-round — which means I need to stay active, too. Just a day on my feet was exhausting, but what was worse was the inability to sleep. Ultimately, the pain became so great, no kind of painkiller could help. So, I interviewed a number of surgeons until I found my Stryker ...
-Paul N, 43 yrs
When you no longer get enjoyment out of most anything, it’s pretty much time.
I played ice hockey for Women’s Team USA for six years, and was involved in competitive sports for 24 years. My pain started in the lower back, then after a little bit of discovery, my hips were identified as the source. The process of deciding to have my hip replaced is one I now look back on and feel pretty comfortable with. I did quite a bit of research. You know, finding the right doct...
-Kelly D, 38 yrs
It was the best thing I’ve ever done.
I’m a nurse working 12-hour shifts, and I’m on my feet constantly. I developed pain in my right hip, so I started taking medication. But it wasn’t getting better. The pain was so bad that even routine things like getting out of bed, going to work, and buying groceries were difficult. My doctor said I had arthritis that destroyed my hip. We decided there was no other option: I had to have my hip replaced. He gave me informati...
-Christine B, 39 yrs
I decided it was time when my daughter started to walk, and I couldn’t play with her.
I was diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthritis about 14 years ago. I couldn’t walk far. I couldn’t climb steps very well. I certainly couldn’t ride a bike. You name a daily activity you take for granted, I couldn’t do it. Finally, the pain got so bad, I decided to have my hips replaced when my daughter started to walk, and I couldn’t play with her. I couldn’t even pick ...
-Dan S, 42 yrs
It is unbelievable to think that I am pain-free after all those years.
By the time I was 22, my left hip was filled with arthritis. Sports were out of the question, even simple things like jogging and golfing. In the meantime, I put up with the pain and led a boring lifestyle. Eventually my right hip, which I favored because my left hip was so bad, began hurting too. I finally made an appointment with a Stryker orthopaedic specialist. It’s been 15 months since my two ...
-Carl S, 52 yrs
I researched the best orthopedic surgeons in Cincinnati. Dr Nayak was my choice based on his embracing the most highly developed technology to make the surgery as pain free and effective as possible. Dr Nayak and his team exceeded all expectations!
-Ron M, OH
Just had my knee scoped by Dr. Nayak last Friday. Zero pain. Didn't even have to take an Advil. I would give him 6 stars if I could.
-Bill D, OH
Dr Nayak did my hip replacement and I could not be happier with him and his team. They did an excellent job and I am out of pain and back to being active. Both Dr Nayak and his PA, Michael Dee were excellent communicators and seemed to really care. They answered all of my questions and I would highly recommend them.