NY1 Noticias—July 17, 2018
NY1 Noticias featured the story of HSS patient Nayelis de Luna, a 17-year-old who traveled from the Dominican Republic (DR) to New York to receive care for bilateral congenital hip dysplasia.
According to the segment, Nayelis experienced difficulty walking since birth and underwent nine failed surgeries in the DR. After coming to New York three months ago, Nayelis had both hips replaced by HSS hip and knee surgeon Edwin P. Su, MD.
"We had to perform a complicated replacement surgery of both hips. It was very difficult because she had scar tissue from all the previous surgeries and because her legs were shorter, so we lengthened them and we put it in its proper place," said Dr. Su.
"It was always a constant suffering since I was born and that is improving," said Nayelis.
"I'm excited because I do not believe it, I'm surprised because I thought she was never going to walk," said Nayelis’ mother, Marisol Veras Rodriguez.
Once she completes physical therapy, Nayelis said that she hopes to travel the world.
Watch the full segment at ny1noticias.com [in Spanish]. This also aired during the July 17, 2018 broadcast.