By Lauren Moss| Posted: Wed 3:46 PM, Sep 04, 2019
Do you have achy knees or a bad hip and everything you have tried doesn’t relieve the pain? Then it may be time for a replacement.
There are more than a million total hip and knee replacements done in the U.S. every year, and that number is expected to rise to 4 million by 2030.
One type of replacement surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is getting patients recovering quicker and back to their normal activities faster without any limitations.
Sixty-three-year-old Dana Potts didn’t start running competitively until his late 50s.
“When I got older, I just ran 5Ks and 10Ks,” he said.
His short-distance running abilities landed him at state finals, where he won gold. But his constant training landed him in need of a hip replacement.
“I was shocked, because I’ve never been operated on, I’ve never broke anything, never had any issues healthwise, really, in my life, so this was really traumatic for me,” Potts said.
Every doctor he went to said he could not run competitively again after surgery. That is until he met Dr. Richard Berger at Rush University, where Berger offered Potts the anterior muscle-preserving approach for his hip replacement…