I had been struggling with an arthritic right hip joint for several years. I thought if I continued to exercise and remain active, it would get better or at least not get any worse. However starting about 3 years ago, the pain gradually kept creeping in and movement became more and more difficult. This last year, especially the last 3 months or so, the pain was almost 24/7 and my activities had dropped off to almost zero. In comparison to an x-ray taken this past May, to an x-ray taken in 2018, there was significant deterioration of the joint.
I had been researching joint replacement for several months. One of my finalists was Phoenix Spine and Joint, so I contacted their office and was set up with an consultation appointment with Dr. Nathan Moore. I quickly felt very comfortable with his level of skill and pleasant demeanor. The consultation was not rushed, and every one of my concerns were answered directly and professionally.
Surgery was scheduled and completed on June 3, 2021. I am 10 days post surgery and could not be more delighted. The joint pain is completely gone and I am working on muscle rehabilitation. I didn't quite realize how traumatized the muscles around the joint get during this procedure, but now I understand the importance of the exercises and physical therapy. I am using a walker, but with a little less dependency as each day goes by.
I am extremely satisfied with my experience with Dr. Moore and his assisting staff. I would not hesitate for one second to recommend Dr. Moore, and extend my gratitude to him for a job well done.
Thanks Dr. Moore and Staff,