Like many people, if you played sports growing up, you may have mild or persistent joint pain. William Wilson, who played football and baseball and ran extensively his entire life, started feeling severe pain in his right hip by age 69.
As a child, sports was a great way for Wilson to have fun and to be a part of a team. As an adult, he continues to stay active. One of his favorite activities is jogging, which he started over 30 years ago. He has run in the Peachtree Road Race as well as participated in multiple half marathon’s.
After years of wear and tear and after injuring his hip several times, he began to notice pain in his right hip. The pain continued to get worse; every step was painful. It got to the point where he could hardly walk. Williams started to think about a hip replacement. He consulted with his primary care physician who recommended Dr. Lawrence Bircoll of Resurgens Orthopedics for the surgery. Wilson checked the online reviews about DeKalb Medical’s Joint Solutions Program and talked with several people before moving forward with the surgery.
Once his surgery was completed, he noticed the pain in his hip was gone right away. “If I could have danced right after my surgery, I would have,” said Wilson. “I am tremendously pleased with my hip replacement and physical therapy.” Nearly three months after his surgery, Wilson enjoys walking and uses the bike and elliptical machines in his gym.