Jerry Scdoris, 74 year old founder of Oregon Trail of Dreams sled dog rides, knew that he was a candidate for knee replacement after decades of long distance running and mushing. When his knee pain got so bad that the bone was rubbing on bone, he knew that he needed to schedule the surgery. Click here to watch him tell his story about returning to the sport of sled dog racing after recovering from two total knee replacements.
Loi Filo, a retired police officer, had hip pain for years. After he retired and moved to Bend, Oregon, the pain was so bad that he wasn’t able to complete playing 18 holes of golf. He knew that he needed a total hip replacement, but he held off for as long as he could. Click here to watch him tell his story.
“Being a young and active woman, I was devastated when I learned at age 51 that I was going to need a new hip. I had been a runner for ten years when I started feeling intense pain in my right hip. I sought treatment by first going to a physical therapist and then a chiropractor, who recommended I get an x-ray and see an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hall told me I had no space in my joint and that I would eventually need surgery to replace the hip. I got a second opinion and did everything possible to delay surgery, including yoga, glucosamine, turmeric, etc. By Christmas, I could barely walk without limping and I wanted to be able to carry my new granddaughter. I knew it was time to have the surgery. I had outpatient total hip replacement surgery with Dr. Hall and because of his reputation, I felt really good about my decision. Cascade Surgicenter was amazing, I was treated so well and was happy I didn’t have to go to the hospital. I went home the same day of my surgery. Physical therapy was great; I was anxious to become active again and they helped me pace my recovery so I wouldn’t get injured. Now, five months later, I’m running a little bit, hiking, and enjoying my active life again.” – Darla Naugher
“Hip works like it did when I was 20. I didn’t play tennis until exactly three months after surgery. However, I did play at 100 days out, our sectional tournament over in Portland, and we won the thing, inexplicably…so on to nationals in October! And it’s all thanks to you guys.” – Gwil Evans (outpatient total joint replacement)
“Your sense of professionalism and customer service is unmatched. I feel very confident about my relationship with everyone at The Center and have had a marvelous outcome to my knee replacement. Thanks to everyone for their excellent care, especially Scott Tyler and Dr. Hall.”
“Dr. Hall is amazing. From the first moment I met him three, almost four years ago, maybe longer, he told me the truth. He never pushed for me to rush into a knee replacement. In fact, he worked with me for nearly a year before he said okay, it is time to get this done. He walked me through every aspect of what needed to be done, how it would be done, and what to expect after the surgery. Everything he told me was exactly how it turned out. Dr. Hall has a bedside manner that is beyond amazing. He really cares how you feel, what is on you mind, and how can he help make things better.Thank you so much, Dr. Hall, for giving back the faith that caring doctors do still exist.” – Violet Thurston
“I can’t thank Dr. Hall and his staff enough. They truly changed my life. I’m kind of skeptical and wasn’t sure that a hip replacement was everything it was said to be, but in my case it was truly a miracle. I guess I suffered for years, but being brought up to be tough I just thought it was my lot. Now people comment on how ‘good’ I look and I think it’s because I’m not in pain anymore. I can now tie my shoe, cut my toe nails, shave my legs, go for a walk, ride a bike, and most importantly, ride a horse.Thank you, Dr. Hall, from the bottom of my heart for giving me back my mobility.” – Jane Jones”