Dr. James Grimes,
I wanted to send you this brief e-mail with a picture showing me Skiing on a Slalom Ski in Summer Haven Florida, after my right side hip replacement. The picture demonstrates the strength, balance, and flexibility that has been restored since you did my surgery. I am almost 60 years old, was walking the next day, back to work full time at 3 weeks, back to Bikram Yoga, Surfing, and Spinning at 9 weeks, and Water Skiing at 14 weeks, which I started when I was 12 years old.
My life is completely back to normal exercising 6 days a week, with no pain or adverse conditions. My current activity level and positive mental attitude are a direct result of your state of the art, leading edge Anterior surgery techniques.
I had never been in a hospital, or broken a bone before, so deciding surgery was a scary decision.
The staff at Orthopaedics Associates of St. Augustine, Physical Therapy with Ryan Hemelt, and Flagler Hospital were very Professional, Caring, and have allowed me to return to my original life.
Thank you very much – Paul H.