When Ronna Lichtenberg, a successful communications executive who lives and works in Manhattan, found her hip and knee pain unbearable, she began investigating joint replacement.
Ronna had been experiencing a lot of knee and hip pain…in fact it was hard for her to even walk a block. Ronna couldn’t believe she was so disabled. She consulted surgeons in Manhattan. Some recommended massive doses of pain medications and anti-inflammatories, others surgery. She was confused and frightened. A friend recommended a consultation at Hudson Valley Hospital Center with Dr. Scott Russinoff, director of the hospital’s Joint Replacement Center. Once Ronna met Dr. Russinoff and learned about his talent, training, and compassionate approach, she chose Hudson Valley for both her knee and hip surgeries.
Many of Ronna’s friends were shocked that she chose to leave Manhattan for her surgeries.
“It was like, let me understand this, you live in Manhattan, you know all these people, and you’re going where?” she said.
Ronna was glad she did. She had learned that at Hudson Valley the infection rate is virtually non-existent. The private rooms are wonderful. And the whole team works together beautifully. Great nurses – day and night. Great pain management team too.
Ronna rehabbed from the knee and 6 months later went back to do the hip. Today Ronna says she has full range of motion and doesn’t feel like she has any limitations, other than wearing stilettos.
“The Joint Replacement Center, is where I loved getting better,’’ she said. “The people are really committed, a great team who had the time and energy to look after me and my husband. That’s special. That’s patientology.”
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