“I was only there for six hours. It just went tremendously well. Now I’m doing everything I did before but without any pain. I’m bending over. I’m lifting boxes. I’m working in my yard. I’m planting flowers. I can do everything I did before. … Had I known the surgery would have gone so well, I would have pushed to have it done right away.”
— Timothy C. | Hip Surgery Patient

Hip Replacement Patient Embraces Life Without Pain

Osteoarthritis forced Macomb County resident Timothy C. to live with tremendous pain in his hip for two years. The pain was leading him to take 600 milligrams of ibuprofen on a regular basis, which was clearly not a good situation to be in.

Dec. 7, 2018 was the day that changed his life dramatically.

A patient of Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. David Mayo, Timothy had total hip replacement surgery at UnaSource that day and was home within six hours. That same day, he was able to walk around with a walker.

He did experience some pain for a few days after the surgery and took pain relievers. After only a few days, however, the pain was gone, and he stopped taking medications. Within about 10 days after the surgery, he stopped using the walker and started using a cane instead.

“After three weeks, I was not using the cane anymore. I was walking on my own and very comfortable,” Timothy said. “All the pain that I had prior was gone. I had absolutely no pain, and I was able to walk fine.”

The experience at UnaSource could not have been better, he said, adding that they were very well organized and prepared him well for the surgery. Timothy also appreciates the fact that he did not have to stay overnight in a hospital at all.

“I was only there for six hours,” he said. “It just went tremendously well. Now I’m doing everything I did before but without any pain. I’m bending over. I’m lifting boxes. I’m working in my yard. I’m planting flowers. I can do everything I did before.”

The surgery at UnaSource has also helped Timothy, 62, get back to his career in sales without the added challenge of constant hip pain.

“Had I known the surgery would have gone so well, I would have pushed to have it done right away,” he said.

About Dr. David Mayo, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. David Mayo, M.D., specializes in orthopedic surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and completed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Mayo has also completed advanced training in joint reconstruction through his fellowship at the University of Colorado. His clinical interests include reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, joint replacement, arthroscopy, and ligament and tendon reconstruction.

Dr. Mayo is affiliated with William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and performs outpatient procedures at UnaSource Surgery Center in Troy.

He can be reached at Oakland Orthopaedic Surgeons, a division of Michigan Orthopaedic Surgeons, at 30575 Woodward Avenue, Suite 100, Royal Oak, MI 48073. The phone number is (248) 280-8550.

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“It was just the absolute best care I could have ever imagined, not only for my husband but for me as well. Everyone there knows exactly what they need to do for the patient.”
— Barbara M. | Hip Surgery Patient
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“I was only there for six hours. It just went tremendously well. Now I’m doing everything I did before but without any pain. I’m bending over. I’m lifting boxes. I’m working in my yard. I’m planting flowers. I can do everything I did before. … Had I known the surgery would have gone so well, I would have pushed to have it done right away.”
— Timothy C. | Hip Surgery Patient
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