Used to working 14-hour days in his coffee shop, Michael Morkert, 68, suffered from pain which progressively got worse. “I had a difficult time walking and doing steps,” he says. When the pain got to be too much, he made an appointment for a hip replacement with Mark Schinsky, MD, of Castle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
When the surgery was over, Michael said, “I didn’t realize how much pain I’d been in until I didn’t have it anymore. Now I have no problem walking or doing steps.” He also rides a bike and can perform his job without pain.
Michael attributes his good outcome in part to his attitude, saying “I wanted to get better” but adds that a huge part was Dr. Schinsky. “My whole hospital stay was good. Communication was awesome. The nurses and other staff were perfect. I would certainly go back if I need the other hip replaced.”