Goran’s Challenge and His Path to Recovery
Goran is a personal trainer who owns and operates one of the original training gyms on the North Shore of Chicago. Like many 52-year-old adults, Goran was confronted with the debilitating symptoms of hip osteoarthritis. The search for an effective solution led him to Dr. Ritesh R. Shah, a pioneer in minimally invasive same-day total hip replacement surgery on the North Shore. Dr. Shah performed a computer-navigated (Intellijoint) minimally invasive total hip replacement for Goran’s symptomatic hip osteoarthritis.
A few weeks later, Goran underwent a second total hip replacement for his other hip with Dr. Shah using Dr. Shah’s Rapid Recovery Reality method. Goran made two YouTube videos to help active patients see the first few days after total hip replacement and how you can live an active life months after hip replacement surgery.
Check Out Goran: Taking you through his progression during the first 14 days after surgery.
A Year of Pain-Free Activities:
Goran showcases an athletic patient’s typical rapid recovery after a total hip replacement with Dr. Shah and then demonstrates activities he can do pain-free one full year after both hip replacements. “I love getting high-demand and athletic patients back to their performance level. I treat hundreds of athletic patients annually because people recognize that the nuances of minimally invasive surgical techniques, innovative computer technology, contemporary long-lasting implants, and years of experience with high-demand athletes matter even more for active patients. It’s a joy seeing Goran enjoy working out again. As a well-known personal trainer, he helps so many other people remain active and healthy in his community,” says Dr. Shah.
Dr. Shah is part of a movement called Rapid Recovery Reality. Its goal: to get patients back to their active lives as soon as possible.
Shah and The Rapid Recovery Reality:
Driven by a passion for restoring active lifestyles, Dr. Shah is a key advocate of the Rapid Recovery Reality movement. This method aims to expedite recovery, enabling patients to leave the hospital within 90 minutes post-surgery and return to their daily activities and work within days or weeks, an impressive improvement compared to conventional hip replacement procedures that typically require a three-day hospital stay and three months of recovery before returning to work.
The Magic of Immediate Physical Therapy:
The Rapid Recovery Reality method encourages initiating physical therapy minutes after the surgery. The innovative muscle-sparing operation and topical hip joint anesthesia minimize pain and allow aggressive therapy.
Although each patient’s recovery journey is unique, Dr. Shah’s Rapid Recovery Reality technique has consistently demonstrated effectiveness. Like Goran, many of Dr. Shah’s patients return to their active lives within weeks after surgery. Inspiring stories like these underscore the power of innovations in healthcare to radically improve quality of life.