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A Surgery That Could Save Andy Murray’s Tennis Career

The Wall Street Journal—January 23, 2019

The Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Perrotta writes on hip resurfacing, a procedure that shaves the bone and covers it, in a full circle, by cobalt chromium metal.

Perrotta reports that a hip resurfacing by Edwin P. Su, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS, saved American tennis doubles star Bob Bryan’s career. Bryan underwent surgery in August 2018 and played at the Australian Open five months later.

"He blew the doors off anything I thought possible," says Dr. Su.

"I have tons of people wanting to do CrossFit or boot camp exercises, or run a tough mudder, or do triathlons," Dr. Su explains. "These are all potential candidates for the procedure." 

The article references that Bryan originally went to Bryan T. Kelly, MD, chief of HSS sports, who let him know he had little to no cartilage remaining. 

A tennis enthusiast, Dr. Su grew up in Long Island playing table tennis before switching to regular tennis. Yet he always knew he wanted to become a physician like his own father. During his medical training at HSS, Dr. Su learned about resurfacing hips and now performs the surgery about 350 times each year. 

Read the full article at WSJ.com.

 

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