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Hip Replacement Surgery Gets Master Naturalist Hiking Pain Free
Patient Journey, Joint replacement, Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement Surgery Gets Master Naturalist Hiking Pain Free

As an avid hiker and Master Naturalist, Stephanie was determined her hip pain wouldn't stop her from enjoying the outdoors. After putting up with the pain for several years, Stephanie sought treatment with Dr. Donald Hohman, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery.…

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All In The Family - Husband and Wife Undergo Joint Replacement And Get Back To Life, Together
Joint replacement, Dr. Hohman, Patient Journey

All In The Family - Husband and Wife Undergo Joint Replacement And Get Back To Life, Together

Concerned about the recovery from joint replacement surgery Ron has been putting off hip replacement surgery. But he wasn't the only family member that needed joint replacement. His wife, Cora, and son, Matt both suffered from joint pain and needed a solution too. That's when the Joint Replacement Program at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery became a family name for them.…

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Joint Replacement Surgery Gets Family Man, Matt, Back To Enjoying His Kids
Joint Replacement Program, Patient Journey, Joint replacement

Joint Replacement Surgery Gets Family Man, Matt, Back To Enjoying His Kids

Matt Korenek had always known an active lifestyle. He rode bulls in high school and college, playing some other sports in between. He and his wife work out and enjoy long walks together. But starting seven years ago, the suffering in his knee began.…

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Veteran Gets Second Chance with Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
Patient Journey, Disc Replacement, Dr. Jessica Shellock

Veteran Gets Second Chance with Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

When a spinal condition got to the point of preventing Marine Corps. veteran Frank Tagle from enjoying his family, he knew he needed to do something. Frank had been told he needed to have spinal fusion surgery, but he didn't want that. He wanted to retain motion and continue to perform his physically active job. Frank took matters into his own hands and sought out disc replacement surgery at the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery in Plano, Texas.…

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Going the Distance – Ashleigh Travels from Las Vegas to Texas for Disc Replacement
Patient Journey, Disc Replacement

Going the Distance – Ashleigh Travels from Las Vegas to Texas for Disc Replacement

When it came to back pain, miles didn’t matter to active 39-year-old Ashleigh Tagliaferri. She traveled from Las Vegas, NV to Plano, TX for artificial disc replacement surgery to help relieve debilitating back pain.…

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From Hip Replacement to Alaskan Adventure: A Patient Story
Patient Journey, Joint Replacement, Dr. Hohman, Hip Replacement

From Hip Replacement to Alaskan Adventure: A Patient Story

For her 50th wedding anniversary, Candis Zechmeister is going to Alaska — and she’ll be enjoying the trip pain-free, thanks to Dr. Donald Hohman.…

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Hospital Surgeon Performs Texas' First Custom Hip Replacement Surgery
Patient Journey

Hospital Surgeon Performs Texas' First Custom Hip Replacement Surgery

Wanda Shelling used to live with debilitating hip pain, but after opting for a custom hip replacement, she says “every day is like a birthday”…

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Rare Match Leads to Lifesaving Marrow Transplant
Patient Journey

Rare Match Leads to Lifesaving Marrow Transplant

Fewer than 1 in 500 people who sign up for the Be The Match Registry®, the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world, go on to become donors. But the chances of the donor being a teenager are even rarer. That's where Garrett Alldredge defies all odds.…

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Research Leads Back Pain Patient to Life-Changing Surgery
Patient Journey

Research Leads Back Pain Patient to Life-Changing Surgery

As a former recipient of spine fusion, Bridget Toews was well aware that another fusion could further limit her neck mobility and decided to live with the pain as long as possible until she found out about ADR.…

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