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Doug’s Hip Replacement Story

May 28, 2019

When Doug Green was told he needed a hip replacement, he wasn't surprised. "My hip was really bothering me," he said. But being Canadian, he was surprised by the options presented to him in Canada: a process that could take 3 to 4 months just for a consultation, and another 6 to 12 months for the surgery.

While visiting Palm Springs, he heard about another option: a new technique with a shorter hospital stay that was available immediately. So he chose Desert Regional Medical Center. After a short procedure, Doug was in the hospital overnight and out the door the next day.

In just two days he was walking without any assistance—not even a walker. "I'm not even a month into it and I can't still believe it," he said. "I mean, I'm living proof that you can walk around right after the surgery.

To learn more, visit Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences at Desert Regional Medical Center. or call (760) 416-4511.