Where Do You Want to Be? Ron's Story

Where Do You Want to Be? Ron's Story

"Having my hip replaced was the difference between going on the family fishing trip or just hearing about the family fishing trip."  Ron Mitchell, Pecatonica, IL


Unable to get in and out of the boat with confidence, Ron’s chronic hip pain put a snag in his annual fishing trip plans. Ron, 82, turned to the orthopedic team at Monroe Clinic for a hip replacement. "I knew it was the right thing to do," he says.

The team provided Ron with a pre-surgery exercise plan and education to ensure quick recovery. After surgery, Ron was up and moving the same day and walking the block in a few weeks. He followed the program and stayed on track with his therapy. "It's amazing how normal you feel after you've had it done," said Ron.

Ron was ready for his next fishing adventure in no time.

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