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Ginna's Story

Ginna Kopecky, a jazzercise teacher, was able to resume her career after minimally invasive spine surgery.

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Hip Arthroscopy Gets Patient Back to Normal Living

After being diagnosed with labral tears in both hips, Megan Merkel visited hip preservation specialist Dr. Shane Nho.

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Engineer chooses robot-assisted knee replacement surgery

With a background in engineering, Howard Mickley turned to science and research when he knew it was time for a knee replacement.

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Tyler's Story

After Tyler Weigand sustained an arm injury that required surgery, he turned to sports medicine surgeon Dr. Brian Cole.

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Patient Kayaks and Bikes Just 7 Weeks After Knee Replacement

With knee pain limiting Fran Gartner's ability to walk comfortably, she knew it was time to see a joint replacement specialist.

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Wisconsin priest, 80, strives to add to his list of 83 marathons

An athlete since age 40, Father Dale Grubba is still competing after a knee replacement, heart attack and spine surgery.

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College student recovers gait after losing limb in ski accident

After losing much of a leg and undergoing extensive rehab on his other one, this highly motivated patient is determined to walk normally again with the help of Dr. Jorge Chahla.

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Mako robotic technology helps nature lover return to the outdoors faster

When severe knee pain limited Teresa Hillstrom's ability to enjoy the outdoors, she was determined to seek solutions from the best experts available.

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“Two thumbs up” for Dr. Della Valle and staff after partial knee replacement

Willing to travel from Champaign for the best care, Charles Rupert researched joint replacement physicians in Chicago and found highly rated Dr. Craig Della Valle.

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Beverly Country Club member after hip replacement: “It’s a miracle.”

After a hip replacement by Dr. Vasili Karas, patient David Steadman is now feeling pain free and back on the golf course.

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Chicago police officer back on duty after traumatic motorcycle accident

After sustaining significant injuries, officer Ryan Halverson required complex hip surgery performed by trauma specialist Dr. Joel Williams.

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Indiana man is free from life-long knee pain after cartilage transplant surgery

Brian Hall, 56, of Valparaiso, Indiana, is no stranger to knee pain, but a cartilage transplant finally provided pain relief.

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