When Norma Denoble, a retired registered nurse, fell in her bathroom at around midnight, she knew she had broken her hip. What she didn’t know was what an ordeal the next 15 hours would be, how a stranger would help her that day, and how her Inspira care team - would come through for her, treating her with respect and dignity while treating her injury.Read More
In this video, Inspira's own orthopedic surgeons, Dr. John Catalano (Premier Orthopaedic Associates), Dr. Jason Mora (Reconstructive Orthopedics) and Dr. Eddie Wu (Premier Orthopaedic Associates) break down the ins and outs of joint replacement surgery, including how to know you're ready, what to expect before and after your procedure and the support system Inspira's team provides along the way.
Advice from our surgeons
"We're really proud of the program that we're able to develop here at Inspira, so that we really can deliver higher level care to our community, the community that we live in ourselves. It's important for patients to understand that even if you're stuck and you don't know what your options are, just coming in to have a conversation with us is the first step." — Jason Mora, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon
"The nicest thing a patient can tell me after surgery, whether it's at the six week mark or the three month mark, because everybody is a little bit different is, 'Doctor, I don't know why I waited so long to have this done.' Ask people who've had their joint done, and the vast majority will tell you it's the best thing they ever did." — John Catalano, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
"A very common misconception is that if you go in to see an orthopedic surgeon, you're signing up for surgery, which is anything but the truth. Most patients that we see on a daily basis, we're not scheduling surgery. Surgery's only indicated when the other non-operative measures have failed. And if you are a patient that's already scheduled for surgery, Inspira's with you every step of the way, from preoperative education classes, to a friendly nursing staff in the recovery unit, to private rooms. You have the benefit and the resources of fellowship-trained academic medicine in a community setting. — Eddie Wu, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon