HemiCAP Hip Patient, Kellie, Hits Her 15 Year Milestone

August 9, 2018

We are so excited to share an update on one of our very first Hip HemiCAP Implant recipients, Kellie who recently hit her 15-year milestone!Kellie

She says, “having the HemiCAP surgery has changed my life.”

15 years ago, in July of 2003, Kellie had her surgery, which was performed by Dr. Marc Philippon. Because she was having severe pain in her hip, which made it difficult to walk, be active, and even go to work, she opted for the joint preserving Hip HemiCAP Implant. Following the surgery, Kellie decided that she wanted to start living a more active and healthy lifestyle. Knowing that exercise and nutrition would help her achieve this goal, she was excited to get rid of the hip pain that was hindering her. After having her HemiCAP, she was able to go on long walks without having any pain and soon after the surgery she started regularly practicing yoga. Receiving the HemiCAP surgery rather than the total joint replacement allowed her to continue her active, healthy lifestyle.

Here is Kellie’s update:

“15 years ago, I was desperate for a solution to my orthopedic disability which would relieve my severe pain, allow me to enjoy an active lifestyle, and preclude me from ill-timed surgical revisions.  You could say I wanted it all. My surgeon recommended Arthrosurface’s HemiCAP implant. It gave me the solution I was looking for: no severe pain, no life of limitations, and no revision surgeries. My HemiCAP implant has made these past 15 years like a walk in a park located on 2003 Easy Street. It also gave me something else: a reason to smile. Thank you Arthrosurface!”

Kellie’s life would not have been the same had she opted for the total joint replacement. Thanks to the Arthrosurface HemiCAP implant she now gets to have an active lifestyle. Check out Kellie’s story when she was 10-years post-op below!

2 responses to “HemiCAP Hip Patient, Kellie, Hits Her 15 Year Milestone”

  1. B Kim Thomas says:


  2. Jordan Jacobs says:

    Congratulations! My Right Patella Femoral Replacement will be 6 next month, and my left just turned 2.

    Let’s hope we can set some really big numbers and be one of those people who won’t need a revision to a total down the road.

    Wishing you many more pain and issue free years of being active!

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