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March 28, 2018

Harald H.

I struggled with hip pain for over 1 ½ years. I could hardly function, walked with a severe limp and I could not get on the floor to play with my grandsons. My primary care physician determined that I had severe osteoarthritis in my left hip. The first orthopedic surgeon I met with said we could do steroid injections to reduce and potentially eliminate the pain from the osteoarthritis. The injections were a treatment for the symptoms but not a “repair”. This doctor also said that we could do a posterior approach hip replacement. I have family and friends that have had hip replacements. All of them told me to have an anterior approach hip replacement because the recovery is faster and less painful. I chose to get a second opinion and look for a surgeon that did the anterior approach arthroplasty. Dr. Butterfield from TCO, who repaired my shoulders, recommended Dr. Arntson. Dr. Arntson did a fellowship in North Carolina where he had been trained in Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. My hip replacement experience with Dr. Arntson of Twin Cities Orthopedics was excellent. 2 hours after waking from surgery, I was walking to the bathroom with a walker. I work in medical devices and Dr. Arntson was very direct, clear and accurate on what he would do, how it would be done and what the post-surgical procedures would involve. All of it has come true and I am very happy with the outcome. I only needed crutches or a cane for 2 weeks after the surgery. I am pain free and my limp is almost completely gone.