Norma Conaway – Front Range Orthopedics & Spine Patient of the Week
Surgeon: Dr. William Cooney
Reason for orthopedic care: double hip replacement
Norma Conaway has been through three hip replacement surgeries. Her first experience with Front Range Orthopedics & Spine was following a hip replacement by another office. “Six months after my hip replacement I was still in pain. My primary care doctor suggested I go see Dr. Cooney for another opinion.”
Norma was facing a failed hip replacement. The diagnosis: the “stem” was loose (the “stem” is the hardware that extends down into the femur).
Norma and Dr. Cooney devised a game plan to replace her stem. “After surgery with Dr. Cooney my pain went away. Before I was in constant pain from my failed hip replacement not to mention the years of pain before I decided to have a hip replacement,” Norma said.
Six months after Norma’s revised hip replacement surgery her other hip began to hurt, “My other hip was deteriorating because of years of over compensation.” Norma elected to have Dr. Cooney replace her other hip too.
“Now I can pick things up off the floor,” Norma said with a smile. “Before my hip replacements I couldn’t bend over to tie my shoes… now I can. I don’t limp anymore either.”
“Life is wonderful now that I don’t have pain. I am so thankful. I can do so much more now that I couldn’t do before.”