Patient Testimonials

At the Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center, we feel strongly that by learning more about the surgical process and about other patients’ experiences, you will feel more secure and prepared for the procedures you may be considering.  Select from the JRI patients below to read or hear first hand accounts of how their relationship with the Joint Replacement Institute has improved their quality of life.

 

VIDEOS
“Ronald Pinkerton, MD,” YouTube (Oct 18, 2011) [Source] – Family practice physician Ronald Pinkerton, MD talks about his double knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. Schmalzried.

 

“Robyn Benincasa,” YouTube (Oct 18, 2011) [Source] – Robyn Benincasa is an extreme adventure racer, Ironman and marathon athlete, and firefighter. She describes her experiences before and after having hip replacement surgery performed by Dr. Schmalzried. To learn more about Robyn and her accomplishments, click here to visit her website.

“Tory Riley,” YouTube (Oct 18, 2011) [Source]  – Lifelong athlete and body builder Tory Riley discusses her treatment at the Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center. Dr. Thomas Schmalzried performed knee surgery on Tory in 2010.

“Face Time Video with Josh Harmony,” ESPN (Jun 18, 2011) [Source] – Professional skateboarder Josh Harmony discusses his hip injury and what lead him to hip resurfacing surgery performed by Dr. Schmalzried.  To view recent posts on Josh in “Transworld SKATEboarding”, click here to visit the magazine’s archives.

“Hip Resurfacing: Study, 1999,” YouTube (Jun 24, 2007) [Source]  – Dateline NBC highlights the story of ballet dancer William Starrett who had double hip resurfacing surgery performed by Dr. Amstutz.

 

ARTICLES

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“Duty called ex-Navy SEAL back to action.” Union-Tribune San Diego (May 2, 2010) [Source] – Navy Chief Petty Officer Mike Carroll re-enlists after double hip resurfacing surgery performed by Dr. Schmalzried.

 

PATIENT-WRITTEN TESTIMONIALS

Rod Gibson, Unicompartmental Knee

Peter J. Davidson, Bilateral Hip Resurfacing
Lance A. Rudolph, MD, Hip Resurfacing
Gene Nacey, Hip Resurfacing

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