Patient Success Stories
Joe has always enjoyed living life to the fullest. After playing baseball at Notre Dame and earning a degree in government, Joe entered the Navy. While on a mission as a Naval Flight Navigator, his plane was shot down over Vietnam and Joe was held captive in Hanoi for nearly a year.
Diane came to South Bend Orthopaedics because she had pain radiating from her lower back, down through her hip and into her knees. This pain prevented her from enjoying her regular activities. A hip arthroscopy allowed her SBO physician to improve motion in her hip socket and an extensive therapy program got her back to her active lifestyle.
Football coach back on the field after hip replacement
Ruben provides athletes with guidance for physical conditioning as well as proper training techniques for free weights and other strength training equipment. His career as a strength and condition coach requires that he stay active and be able to demonstrate proper training techniques to athletes.
When Ruben first began mild pain in his right hip, he didn’t think much of it and certainly didn’t let it interfere with his work or lifestyle. Unfortunately, the hip symptoms persisted and he also noticed reduced range of motion in his hip along with low back pain. He talked with one of the team physicians about his symptoms and the physician suggested Ruben try some specific exercises and stretches that could help relieve some of the pain symptoms. Ruben incorporated the stretching exercises into his routine and found that the exercises did offer some relief.
Click here to read more about Ruben's successful recovery from hip replacement surgery at South Bend Orthopaedics in Indiana.