Navio Total Knee Replacement

Laurie, Farmingdale – Navio™ Total Knee Replacement

Laurie Mullens didn’t so much care that on July 20, 2016 she was about to have the world’s first total knee replacement using the Navio™ robotic-assisted surgical system. She just wanted the pain to stop. Laurie, 63, of Farmingdale, who had enduring “excruciating pain” for 10 years in both her knees due to arthritis, had…

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Knee Replacement - Mather Hospital Orthopedics

Rich, Holbrook – Total Knee Replacement

Rich Fetherston of Holbrook endured more than 3 ½ years of pain in his right knee, scheduling periodic shots that temporarily eased the pain. Rich wasn’t afraid of having joint replacement surgery – he was just too busy caring for his ailing wife. Eventually he attended a free Mather Hospital joint replacement breakfast seminar. “I…

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Partial Knee Replacement

Paul, Stony Brook – Partial Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement Gets Active Senior Back on His Feet Again Well after he retired in his 70s, it seemed that nothing could slow down Paul Groben of Stony Brook. He was still riding his motorcycle, still skydiving, and only begrudgingly gave up flying Piper Cubs over Long Island. But when arthritis made his left…

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Hip Replacement - Mather Hospital Orthopedics

Jack, Mount Sinai – Hip Repacement

Hip Replacement Surgery Puts Duffer Back on the Green When Jack Argila of Mount Sinai decided that the pain in his hip was constant and too severe to continue to treat with pain medication, he resigned himself to having total hip replacement surgery. It wasn’t an easy decision and he didn’t make it without great…

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Knee Replacement - Mather Hospital Orthopedics

Craig, Smithtown – Hip Replacement

Craig Limoncelli of Smithtown had endured a painful right hip for five years. It got so bad that walking up his steep, 130-foot long driveway with the day’s mail became a painful experience. A technician for Mercedes Benz, Craig, 53, decided he couldn’t put off hip surgery any longer when he had difficulty lifting objects…

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Ankle Replacement - Mather Hospital Orthopedics

Lorraine, Sag Harbor – Ankle Replacement

Lorraine Dusky was a runner for more than 30 years with ribbons and medals from 5k races. But her recent “celebrity” status came as a result of an ankle injury and condition that ended her racing days. On Aug. 8, she became the first patient to have a total ankle replacement at Mather Hospital. It…

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