Patient Stories

Orthopedic Services

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Melissa Dyson

Rehabilitation at Passavant Helps Melissa Overcome Complex Injury

A hand-crushing dog bite required 16 stitches at the Passavant Emergency Department and an orthopedic surgery to reattach a tendon and repair a joint. Rehabilitation at Passavant, and a strong relationship with staff close to home, helped her stay positive and regain grip strength and range of motion.

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Steve King

Ortho Surgery at Passavant Gets Champion CrossFitter Back in the Game

He set his sights on the CrossFit Games, spending three to four hours in the gym each day. But that process came to a halt when he slide down the fire pole to respond to a call and felt a pop in his right knee. Despite his setback, six weeks later Steve was back on track to be a champion.

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Beard Family

Family Chooses Passavant for Orthopedic Care

Jacksonville’s Beard family understands they have a choice when it comes to healthcare. Over and over again, they choose Passavant Area Hospital—seven times for orthopedic care alone in the past several years.

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Janice Sielaff

Back to Her Active Routine After Knee Surgery

Thanks to the pre-surgery class and consultation with the ALMH JointWorks coordinator, Janice knew what to expect. After surgery, her team had her up and walking within a day. She could tell a difference immediately.

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Mike Conrady

New Hips Make Huge Difference for Area Farmer

For years, procrastination and fear of surgery kept area farmer Mike Conrady from considering surgery for his hips.

Finally, at age 45, when nothing eased the pain and he couldn’t sleep at night, he met with Tomasz Borowiecki, MD, a Springfield Clinic surgeon with Memorial JointWorks at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. After reviewing X-rays, Dr. Borowiecki pronounced the left hip "completely worn out” with bone against bone and the right hip in "not very good shape."<

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Paul Hadley

Paul Hadley works a four day weekly shift putting in ten hours a day. He spends most of each day on his feet. When the pain in his knee started to keep him awake at night, he tried cortisone shots but the relief only lasted a few days at a time. A knee replacement and rehabilitation at Taylorville Memorial Hospital got him back to work, and playing with his young grandsons, pain free.

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Joyce Mills

Total Knee Replacements Keep This 79-Year-Old Young

Joyce Mills had tried just about everything to manage her knee pain—anti-inflammatory medicine, cortisone shots, rest. Knee replacement surgery at Taylorville Memorial Hospital got her back on her feet and back to the active lifestyle she loves.

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Angie Griffin

A Memorable Gift for a 60th Birthday

Not many people look back on knee replacement surgery with fond memories, but Angie Griffin is unique. She turned 60 and was gifted with a new knee joint at Taylorville Memorial Hospital (TMH).

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