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Back on Her Feet

Beginning at age 16, Alyssa Zimmerman began experiencing pain in her feet caused by bunions. “From age 16 to 19 I was playing soccer and my feet ...

Back to Volleyball

Procedure: Fractured Left Index Finger Repair: December 2017 “Coach, I think I broke my finger.” UCI senior athlete Tucker Pikula, 23, was ...

Back to Savoring Every Day

Procedures: Spinal Surgery: January 16, 2017; Right Wrist Fusion: January 12, 2018 Lynn Anderson, 81, considers life as a beautiful gift not intended ...

Back to Programming and Play

Procedure: Right Rotator Cuff Arthroscopic Repair, February 2015 and 2017 Twisting through a golf swing last year, Jack Murphy heard his right ...

Back to Being a Gamer

Procedures: Left and Right Trigger Finger Releases (December 2015) and Smart Toe Implant (February 2016) Nicole Smith has worked as a billing ...

Back to Football

Procedure: Closed reduction, right wrist (February 2018) Scholar athlete Joey Hobert and his dad, former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Hobert, have both ...

Back to Skiing

Procedure: Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty (SBTKA) – October 2016 Gaelyn’s knees were equally painful. Because she was ...

Back to Mancations

Procedure: Bilateral, Anterior Approach Hip Replacement (February and November 2016) On a routine check-up with his general practitioner, Greg Faust ...

Back to Running

Procedure: Spine Surgery (May 2014) “I can’t believe I’m walking, let alone running,” says car crash survivor, seven-time ...

Back to Playing Guitar

Bob Van Gorder is no stranger to orthopedic surgery. The retired Laguna Beach police officer has undergone more than six surgeries, and he has dreaded ...

Back to Taekwondo

Rita Grahovec of Yorba Linda signed up for martial arts classes to share something in common with her young son and build his confidence. She found ...

Back to Gardening

Verna’s days are much more fruitful after having repairs to both knees. For the first time in more than four decades of feeling disabled because ...

Back to Cycling

Executive Richard Van Dyke, who has enjoyed numerous 100-mile century rides with his cycling club, could no longer bend over and tie his own shoe. Hip ...

Back to Soccer

Michael Wolitski, 21, has played soccer since he was a 3-year-old and had high aspirations for his soccer career. Then, halfway through his freshman ...

Back to Golfing

Retired dentist Dr. Gregory Cramm and his wife, Cathy, enjoy going out for a nice dinner and glass of wine. But getting up from the table had become ...

Back to Painting

At age 69, lifelong professional artist Professor Alan Burner is pursuing his passions for painting, sculpture and travel. He is having a ball as ...

Back to Skiing and Snowboarding

Rick Rengel, age 58, was having a great time speeding down a ski slope in Utah in 2013 when he hit a patch of ice and his skis flew out from under ...

Back to an Active Lifestyle

Back to an Active Lifestyle Lance Valt, 73, considers himself a bionic man who has a great deal of personal experience when it comes to orthopedic ...

Back to Racing

Racecar driver Danny Thompson, 67, set the national land speed record at 406.7 mph in August 2016. He is one of only 12 people in the world who has ...

Back to Tennis

On a sunny Southern California afternoon while playing mixed doubles tennis, Patti Markowitz backpedaled for an overhead lob, stumbled and came ...

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