Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Patient Stories
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Boston, MA 02114
A muddy fall on an obstacle course resulted in many ankle surgeries for Miriam, a Mass General patient. She found Christopher DiGiovanni, MD, who was able to get her back on her feet. Read more.
Lily, a hight school athlete, tore both her right ACL and left ACL in separate injuries. When she suffered a third knee injury, Lily's mom turned to Miho Tanaka, MD and the Women's Sports Medicine Program. Read more.
When Molly was in elementary school, it was discovered that she had scoliosis. If a back brace was not able to limit the progression of the curve, Molly would need surgery. With a new surgical technique called anterior vertebral tethering, Molly's scoliosis and quality of life have improved. Read more.
Dance and musical theater have been Meg’s greatest passions since she was 3—and without a critical surgery to correct her scoliosis, her performance career almost ended prematurely. Read more.
As a lifelong competitive athlete, Sasha has experienced three bike crashes. He received care at multiple Mass General locations over several years and worked with teams of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to build a multidisciplinary approach to his recovery. Read more.
Debilitating low back pain left Elena barely able to stand or walk. After surgery with Dr. Harold Fogel, in the Orthopaedic Spine Center, Elena was able to dance at her wedding. Read more.
After falling down in a parking lot, Karen experienced debilitating pain and mobility issues. She found the Orthopaedic Spine Center for a second opinion after her PCP misdiagnosed her. Read more.
Diagnosed with scoliosis as a teenager, when Amy entered her 50s she began experiencing extreme pain due to the scoliosis. Dr. Stuart Hershman, and his team at the Orthopaedic Spine Center, have Amy on the path to recovery. Read more.
A cyst on her lumbar spine was causing immense pain for Janet. She saw Dr. Daniel Tobert in the Orthopaedic Spine Center to have that cyst removed. Read more.
Hip and knee pain threatened to end Emily's running. She saw the team in the Women's Sports Injury and Performance Clinic and is back to running 30 miles a week. Read more.
Pain in his low back and legs meant Don could not do the things he loved. Dr. Fogel and the team in the Orthopaedic Spine Center made sure he got back to golfing, biking, hiking, enjoying time with this grandchildren. Read more.
Bobby's spinal stenosis was causing debilitating pain every day. After surgery with Dr. Bono he is back to doing the things he loves. Read more.
As an avid athlete, Vicky was not going to let constant neck pain get in the way of her active life. She found Dr. Cha and the team in the Orthopaedic Spine Center. Read more.
Harold's ankle arthritis was keeping him from the active life he wanted, so Harold turned to Dr. DiGiovanni and the Foot & Ankle Center. Read more.
Gary got back to spending quality time with grandkids after seeing the orthopaedic specialists at Mass General. Read more.
Joe had complex foot reconstruction with Dr. DiGiovanni after being diagnosed with a disease that damaged the nerves in his legs. Read more.
Anne was 30 years old and had severe arthritis in her low back. After surgery with Dr. Cha, she found a new lease on life. Read more.
As a fitness instructor and nurse, Susan could not be slowed down by her hip arthritis. Dr. Young-Min Kwon got her back to doing the things she loves. Read more.
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