Deb’s Total Hip Replacement

DEBDebra, 63, from North Minneapolis, MN

In January of 2015, Dr. Jonathan Asp performed a total hip replacement procedure on Debra, a receptionist/accounting assistant.

“After the meeting I attended the week before my surgery, the North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center made me feel so well informed. The staff was amazing. They talked me through every step of the way, letting me know what would happen next.”

“My recovery went much better than I expected. The first three days were rough, but starting on the 4th day I was feeling much better and doing quite well. By my first post-op appointment with my surgeon, I was dropped off at the clinic door and I was able to walk in using just a cane.”

“I am able to walk without pain. That was my goal. I can take my dogs for longer walks again. I am also looking forward to gardening and yard work!”

When asked what she likes to do for fun, she replied, “Play with my grandchildren! I have missed getting down on the floor and playing with them at their level. I enjoy walking my dogs, knitting, reading, and getting together with cousins to learn new sewing techniques. I have had a fairly low-activity lifestyle due to the now-replaced hip, and two bad knees. It’s great to be able to be more active again.”