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Victor Macri knew it was time to find a solution for his hip pain after years of being in a painful cycle. His job at a grocery store required him to be on his feet all day. When his legs started to hurt, he would just buy a new pair of shoes. The pain would go away for a while, but always return. His pain-free times got shorter and shorter. He was unable to climb stairs, go to Colts games or do his job without holding on to a grocery cart. Finally, after four years, he couldn't take the pain anymore. He visited Dr. George Feliciano, orthopedic surgeon, and underwent a double hip replacement at Community Hospital North.
Dr. Feliciano used the anterior approach to Victor's hip replacement surgery. The approach, combined with the Center for Joint Health's solid recovery process, helped Victor get better faster. After surgery, his physical therapist came to his home three times a week, and he had occupational therapy twice a week. A nurse also came to his house to check his health and vitals, help change bandages, and answer questions.
Through it all, the Center for Joint Health guidebook served as an "instruction bible" for the weeks leading up to his surgery. He consulted it every step of the way to learn about his procedure, exercises and more.
Today, Victor volunteers at Community North at the same place he spent time in recovery. He works with joint replacement patients, to repay for his own great experience.
A Colts season ticket holder since 1984, Victor had found himself unable to walk independently to attend games. Now, he goes to Colts games without worry. To people who have hip pain that causes trouble with walking, climbing stairs or doing basic activities, he stresses the importance of going to your doctor to find out what the problem is. He says, "Don't be afraid; it's amazing!"