Erika – Shoulder Replacement

From limitations to snowball fights It was the kind of moment any mom could have: Holding her 5-year-old son’s hand while standing in the waves at the beach in 2019, Erika Shapiro got knocked down by a big surge, but made sure she didn’t let go of her boy. The pair were fine, but Ms.…

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Barbara – Shoulder Replacement

When 70-year-old Barbara Meyer fell while getting into a pool nearly three years ago, she suffered a fracture dislocation of her shoulder. To repair it, Richard Savino, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Long Island Bone & Joint, a division of Orlin & Cohen, working at Mather Hospital, put several pins in her joint, and although the fracture…

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Tom, Manorville – Hip Replacement

Smooth sailing How a hip replacement got this boat lover back on the water As soon as he saw the sleek, 22-foot fishing boat, Tom Ryan knew it was the buy of a lifetime. He immediately thought of all the places he and his wife could cruise to for fishing and clamming. But with a…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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