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Rose-Marie Turley, patient testimonialRose-Marie Turley, Jackson, NJ flatfoot reconstruction, hip replacement surgery
In 2011, after suffering for a year from an ankle injury that progressively worsened, I made my first visit to HSS to see Dr. Martin O'Malley for a 2nd opinion, upon the recommendation of a friend. Soon after, I had flatfoot reconstructive surgery. I can't say enough about Dr. O'Malley's expertise surgically and greatly appreciate the time he took in calming my fears by explaining what would be done and answering all my questions.

When I began experiencing increasing hip pain in 2012, my local OS diagnosed me with FAI impingement and early arthritis. Unfortunately, he said I was too arthritic for arthroscopic surgery, but not enough for a THR. Again, I turned to HSS and was referred to Dr. Buly. He ordered an MRI to be done at HSS. This MRI had so much more detail and showed much more arthritic damage and hip dysplasia in addition to the FAI so Dr. Buly recommended a total hip replacement which he performed in June.

I am now 10 weeks post surgery and have just returned from Ireland. Not only was I able to walk for miles (I even did some hiking), but I was able to make it up to the top of Blarney Castle and danced a little at my nephew's wedding. I look forward to even more recovery as I return to my active lifestyle and no doubt will return to HSS and Dr. Buly when my other hip and knees have reached their limit.

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