Patient Stories for Hip Replacement

Big improvements in hip replacement have made life better for a new type of patient

He travel from his home in California to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for a hip replacement. "I had to do something about it because it was impeding my lifestyle so much."--Howard Dittrich

Anterior approach hip surgery means less pain, quicker recovery

Joan Wuest
“The anterior approach has been around for decades, but relatively recent advances in technology, equipment, and training have made it a much more efficient and effective option for certain patients.”--Charles Clark, MD

Ray's story

Thanks to the UI Hospitals & Clinics Ray Haas was able to get back to his very active lifestyle with no limitations after he had a hip replacement.