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Stay active with life-restoring surgery

A message from the president of Greenwich Hospital

Once considered a procedure predominantly for Baby Boomers, total joint replacement surgery is now one of the leading types of surgery performed on people of all ages.

Just ask 36-year-old N'tegrity Quiñones, a breakdancer featured in our main story. She is recovering from total hip replacement as she prepares to compete in the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, which will feature “breaking” for the first time. Quiñones was born with hip dysplasia, a condition where the joint doesn’t properly form, causing dislocation.

Carolyn Thompson, 63, pictured on the cover, gave up skiing and tennis due to an arthritic knee. She decided to have a knee replacement when the pain persisted. Now she’s active again, and back to cycling and hiking.

Knee and hip replacements are the leading types of surgery performed at the Center for Joint Replacement at Greenwich Hospital. These are life-restoring surgeries because they allow people to live their lives fully by regaining their independence and mobility.

Greenwich Hospital provides high-quality, safe care, with an emphasis on effective pain management and patient education. The team includes surgeons educated at the best orthopedic hospitals in the nation, plus specially trained nurses, physical therapists, case managers and a program coordinator. Our anesthesiologists use a multimodal pain management regimen with nonopioid medications and techniques that help accelerate the healing process.

Daily activities such as walking, running and exercising don’t sound like a big deal – until you can’t do them anymore. If joint pain keeps you from enjoying life, speak with your doctor about total joint replacement surgery. Life is too short to watch from the sidelines!

Diane P. Kelly, President