I am so grateful for the care I received2018-10-04T20:21:31+00:00
Susan Waage

“I am so grateful for the care I received.”

– Susan Waage

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“I am so grateful for the care I received.” — Susan Waage

Susan Waage broke her knee cap when she was 34 weeks pregnant. She was terrified to have surgery, not knowing what effect it might have on her unborn son. But she was comforted knowing she had an entire team of orthopedic and OB specialists monitoring her and her baby. Not only was her knee surgery a complete success, but she delivered a healthy baby boy six weeks later. “I would recommend GW Hospital because in addition to the excellent medical care you receive, the staff treats you like a person and cares not just about your physical symptoms but also your emotional wellbeing.”

It’s Almost Like It Never Happened

“I’m not even thinking about my knee surgery, it’s almost like it never happened,” says Susan. “I don’t have any lingering pain, I don’t have any discomfort and I have full range of motion. I’m really thankful that I’ve had a really easy recovery. I am so grateful to GW Hospital for a healthy baby and a healthy me.”

Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery

GW Hospital is one of just 11 sites in the U.S. to perform the new Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement (also known as “quad sparing knee surgery”). This technique avoids splitting the muscles around the knees, which reduces pain and can cut recovery time in half compared to traditional knee replacement surgery.

Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery

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