About 24 years ago my left hip was replaced with an artificial joint. My Orthopedic physician was a wonderful, caring man who did an excellent job of getting me back to walking.
Several years prior to his January 2018 retirement, my hip joint began to feel like it was moving. Over the last few months I could feel my hip slipping in and out more often. Unfortunately, my hip dislocated three times, in a week, sending me by ambulance to emergency each time. These were very painful incidents requiring x-rays, anesthesia and medication in the ER.
I was referred to Dr. Andrew Bryan by Dr. Pettit at OSM Center. He stayed after office hours on a Friday afternoon to see me. What a blessing! After consultation, Dr. Bryan assured me the type of joint repair required was one of his specialties. He explained the need to reline the cup and insert a ball stem with newer much stronger material.
What I appreciated most about Dr. Bryan was his knowledge, directness, calmness, and control of the situation. My surgery was very successful and soon after I was up and able to walk with only slight pain. Gone are the strong pain medications. Dr. Bryan gave me confidence and helped me through a pretty scary situation.
He was always available to answer questions and followed up on my every concern getting back to me immediately. Since my right hip will also eventually need surgery, I’m sure I’ll be seeing him often in the next several years. Thank you, Dr. Bryan for giving my mobility back.
Dr. Bryan relocated to join the OSM Center practice and it has been to my benefit that he did.