Pain gone in one day

Uxbridge resident Tim Jones was suffering from hip pain for over a year, making his daily routine mentally and physically challenging. When the pain suddenly doubled, he was referred to MSH and had an appointment with Dr. Evan Watts within a week.

Based on his active lifestyle and the level of pain he was experiencing, Dr. Watts recommended a same-day hip replacement surgery. Prior to his surgery, Tim received extensive information from Dr. Watts and underwent thorough assessment and preoperative appointments, which gave him confidence about the procedure and recovery process.

“It surprised me that my surgery was booked within two weeks,” says Tim. “The staff was outstanding, very professional, informative and fun to be with. They supported me through each step.”

On the day of his operation, Tim was excited about getting rid of the pain and recovering in the comfort of his home. He was up early and at the hospital by 6 a.m. His surgery was from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and he was pain-free the minute he woke up. Dr. Watts assessed his mobility and overall health as excellent. Tim was able to get on his feet with confidence and, using a walker, left for home at 5 p.m. Tim used minimal pain medication; he followed his physiotherapy exercises and had a speedy recovery.

“My movement was dramatically better than before the surgery. It has given me my life back. I would highly recommend MSH for a same-day surgery.”

The surgeons at MSH performed 3,379 orthopaedic procedures this year including Tim’s direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip replacement.

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