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Michelle’s Story


After several years of hip pain, long-time Naperville resident Michelle Reid, 62, eventually found that working out, taking long walks in the woods, and gardening became too difficult. After exhausting a variety of treatments, including injections, physical therapy and radiofrequency from multiple providers, Reid was referred to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR). While there, she [...]

Rising hip injuries among young athletes makes them more susceptible to hip replacement


A torn labrum almost ended Megastar Lady Gaga’s career. Five-time Olympic medal gymnast, Mary Lou Retton, was debilitated by an undiagnosed hip dysplasia aggravated by grueling training and competitions. Many hip disorders are the result of chronic undiagnosed conditions caused when active women push themselves beyond their limits. Better imaging, coupled with increased awareness, has [...]

Running after Hip Injury Patient Testimonial


Plainfield Mom Resumes Running Goals after Hip Injury Shireen Hussain of Plainfeild, IL, has been running since she was a child. As a teenager, she ran cross-country in high school and recently was training for a half marathon. She was hoping to eventually try a full marathon when a hip injury knocked her off track. [...]

Olympic Triathlon After Hip Arthroscopy


66 year-old ‘Born-Again Athlete’ Completes Olympic Triathlon After Hip Arthroscopy Richard Mertz, a 66-year-old resident of Evanston, has been a competitive athlete most of his life. He grew up in Wisconsin where he earned 10 varsity letters in high school. In his 30’s, he competed in the Chicago Triathlon. Later, his passion for competition renewed [...]

Complex Hip Condition Patient Testimonial


Marie Christine Genero, 32, Montreal, Traveled to the U.S. for Treatment of Complex Hip Condition Meet Marie Christine Genero, 32, of Montreal, whose frustrations over the amount of time she waited for treatment by an orthopedic surgeon in Canada, and then the poor results after surgery, resulted in her spearheading a social media campaign to provide [...]

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Patient Testimonial


Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Gets Grandmother Back in Step With Grandkids At 65, Marilyn Krueger owes much of her active lifestyle to keeping up with children. A Naperville resident and retired 2nd and 3rd grade teacher for many years, the children she enjoys being with now are her grandchildren. For most of her life, Krueger experienced [...]

Hip Replacement Patient Testimonial


Softball Player in Her 30’s Returns to Diamond After Hip Replacement Tatiana Gipson, 35, a social worker from Chicago, feels the most alive when she is playing competitive softball for the Chicago Flyers (men’s team) and Synergy (women’s team). She enjoys every second traveling across the country playing tournaments with her teammates. To stay competitive [...]