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Patient Stories

On the Road to Recovery

Patients who come to Hospital for Special Surgery for their care find an extraordinary team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other health professionals who help them on the road to recovery. It is a road that is often filled with twists and turns as they try to determine the cause of unusual symptoms, reconstruct a hip shattered in an accident, or help a child learn to walk who never has.

To the patients, such as the ones you will meet on the following pages, whose injuries or chronic illness bring them to HSS, these health professionals are their heroes. But itís not simply because their diseases were cured, their pain alleviated, their mobility restored. Itís because the road to accomplishing their medical triumphs was paved with compassion and understanding that mended their spirits as well.

View the two patient stories below, and please browse through our patients' stories on the right hand column of this page to hear more about the new possibilities they have discovered through their experiences at HSS.

Also, you may like to read the testimonials many of our patients have shared with us through their own words.


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Elite Athlete Testimonials

Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg discusses the treatment he received at HSS. Watch his story and learn about other elite athlete patients.

Patient Stories

Patient Testimonials

Our patients share their inspiring stories and photos, grateful for their restored mobility and their renewed ability to do what they love.