Reaching Their "Joint" Replacement Goals

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Susan and Jim Rosica
Susan and Jim Rosica, Joint Replacement Patients

Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute is a comprehensive center, featuring fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, fully coordinated care teams and state-of-the art technology and facilities ensure patients receive the best care available.

Susan and Jim Rosica loved supporting their grandchildren at their sporting events. But both Doylestown residents suffered from chronic joint pain issues that pre-empted most outdoor activity.

In 2013, Susan received a "resoundingly successful" knee replacement from Chuck Burrows, MD, medical director of Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute. In September 2014, Jim followed suit, with Dr. Burrows replacing Jim's arthritic hip. Jim was eligible for the Doylestown Accelerated Surgical Healing Program (DASH), an innovative rapid recovery program.

"The process was just phenomenal. I was walking around the block at home with only a cane less than two weeks later," says Jim. Today, Susan is pain-free, comfortably roaming the Doylestown Hospital halls where she volunteers as a lay chaplain. Jim is able to enjoy weekly golf games and, more importantly, helping to coach his grandson Brandon on the soccer field.

Jim and Susan were so enthusiastic about their physical success that they both offered to help out in the Orthopedic Institute's "Joint to Joint" Volunteer program. The non-medical program lets patients considering or already scheduled for joint replacement surgery speak to a patient who has undergone the same procedure.

Jim's reason for volunteering? "When you've had such a great experience, it's simply a pleasure to share your story with others."

Comprehensive Orthopedic Care Where Everything Fits Together

Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute is a comprehensive resource connecting patients with expert care for all types of bone and muscle conditions. Here, patients find evidence-based care for joint repair and replacement, spine and hand surgery, sports medicine, osteoporosis and more. Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, fully coordinated care teams and state-of-the art technology and facilities ensure patients receive the best care available.

Preventing Future Fractures in Osteoporosis Patients

The Osteoporosis and Bone Health Program offers highly coordinated care, education and follow-up services for osteoporosis patients to prevent future fractures.

Sports Medicine for All Levels of Fitness

Specialists with advanced certification in Sports Medicine provide exceptional preventive care, treatment and rehabilitation therapy.

Stability and Strength for Shoulder Injuries and Arthritis

We use state-of-the-art techniques for shoulder repair such as arthroscopic surgery and double row rotator cuff repairs, and offer the full range of surgical treatment options for shoulder replacement, including individualized pre-operative education.

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