Cincinnati law enforcement officer Mike Bell delayed getting hip replacement surgery for as long as he could stand the pain. But nearly eight years ago, he finally reached his limit.
Bell’s wife, an emergency room physician, recommended that he consult an orthopedic doctor. They went to see Dr. Robert Burger at Beacon Orthopaedics, one of Bell’s high school football coaches. An examination and X-ray revealed that Bell had significant arthritis in his hip that was causing frequent flare-ups. Dr. Burger referred Bell to Dr. Haleem Chaudhary, a hip and knee replacement specialist.
CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Local surgeons are getting some high-tech help to help patients heal. It’s all part of a pilot study at Beacon Orthopaedics.
The team there is one of the first in the country to participate in this new study.
After years in pain, Cindy Price just had her second knee joint replaced. She says this rehabilitation is going much better than the first. That’s because, as her orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Haleem Chaudhary said, she knew what to expect and what questions to ask.
Golf is more than just a game to 63-year-old Carolyn Mindel. After playing for almost a quarter century, including the Senior Olympics and other high-profile tournaments, she wasn’t about to let severe arthritis slow her down.
Mindel’s physical therapist recommended her to Dr. Haleem Chaudhary, a Total Joint Specialist at Beacon Orthopaedics. The therapist spoke from both professional and personal experience, because Dr. Chaudhary had just performed knee surgery on his wife.
Former Cincinnati Reds player and five-time all-star George Foster wasn’t ready to slow down when he started having trouble with his hip. Luckily, he didn’t have to.
“I was having complications with it for probably a year or two but didn’t know what it was,” Foster said. “I was thinking that it was in the muscle and never thought it was the hip itself because I had taken an MRI and it didn’t show that. I was very active playing golf, playing tennis. I have a baseball team, so I was in a lot of batting practice too and hitting front goals. Then I started limiting what I could do because I didn’t have as much mobility.”