Nurse Experiences Rapid Recovery from Hip Fracture with Alternative Hip Replacem ent Procedure in Arizona It started

as a day like any other and ended in an injury that is among the most frightening for people over 50. Billie Lent, 65, a nurse with more than 40 year s experience. Phoenix, AZ, December 23, 2013 -- It started as a day like any other and ended i n an injury that is among the most frightening for people over 50. Billie Lent, 65, a nurse with more than 40 years experience, was at home with her husband whe n a sick pet changed the course of her day. ªMy husband and I were trying nt said. ªNext thing I knew I oot in the rush to help. As a s pretty sure I had fractured to help our dog who was feeling under the weather,º Le was on the floor.º Lent had tripped over her husband's f nurse, she assessed the situation immediately. ªI wa my hip,º she said.

Lent went to see a friend of hers who is an orthopedic surgeon. ªHe took x-rays an d told me I had a fractured hip and suggested I go to the emergency room,º she sai d. ªI didn't want to go to the ER.º As a nurse, she decided she didn't want surgery. A week later, Lent returned for a dditional x-rays. The fracture had moved. This time, she knew she would have to have surgery. She knew she wanted a physician skilled in the anterior approach. Her orthopedist didn't perform the procedure and suggested Dr. David Ott, a leadin g, board certified orthopedic surgeon with OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopedic Ass ociates who specializes in the anterior hip replacement. ªHe didn't have an opening in his elective surgery schedule right away,º said Lent. ªBut the anterior approach is very fast healing for the patient, so I elected to wai t until the following Wednesday. With the anterior approach there is no muscle o r ligament incision. It makes healing much quicker, so I was determined to wait.º One weeks later, Lent had her surgery with Dr. Ott at OASIS Hospital. ªAfter surgery I had absolutely no pain, zero pain,º Lent said. ªMy entire hospitaliza tion was less than 30 hours. I really wanted to go home post-op that night, but Dr. Ott convinced me I should probably stay. I mean, it was just like a miracle. Zero pain.º After surgery, a physical IS came to Lent's home to t physical therapy,º said d some atrophy in the leg a normal gait again.º therapist ordered by Dr. Ott and scheduled through OAS help her with her recovery. ªIt was really important to ge Lent. ªI had been babying my leg since the fracture and ha as a result. I almost had to relearn how to walk with ªI was actually up

With the anterior approach, recovery happened quickly for Lent. and walking without a cane after just one week,º she said.

Just two weeks after Lent's surgery, she was released from physical therapy. ªShe wa s a model patient,º said Ott. ªShe started physical therapy right away, followed our instructions and was back to her regular schedule in just a few weeks.º ªDr. Ott is a Medical Director at OASIS where I had the surgery,º Lent said. ªThe enti re experience was absolutely a dream experience. The OASIS staff are professiona l and kind. His office staff is wonderful. Dr. Ott is so into the customer servi ce. It clearly comes from the top." ªI have three more joints to go. So I'll be back,º she said, laughing.

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