Dr. Christ and his team are truly amazing and all are to be commended.

Donald Osterhout, Patient

About two years I visited my primary doctor because my right hip was bothering me some and after a short examination he sent me down the hall for an e-ray and what the picture revealed was not good news; my right hip joint was bone on bone and would soon have to be replaced. By a stroke of good luck I heard about a new hip replacement technique called an anterior replacement from a guy at my gym who had had both hips replaced and he told me that the anterior replacement was much, much, much easier and recovery was much quicker! But, he said there was no body in Kalamazoo that could do that type or replacement and that I would have to go to Holland, Michigan to get it done. And he seemed to be right but I called around and got very luck, a Lynn C. at the desk in a Dr. David Christ’s office in Bronson in Kalamazoo, MI and she told me that Dr. Christ had done hundreds of the anterior style replacements and that she would get me an appointment to see him and she did. A few weeks later my wife met with Dr. Christ and he spent a lot of time with us covering all aspects of the operation and answering all of our questions and at that point we scheduled my surgery. My replacement was performed on 3-11-14 and it went very, very well land was very successful. I went home on the morning of the third day and all phases of my recovery went amazingly well. I had very little pain and what pain there was vanished in couple of days. I was getting around with my walker without any problems from the time I got back and but the third week I was walking on my own. When in for my three week check up and the Dr. Christ said I was doing very well and that I could start driving again and could go back to the gym and do lite workouts that didn’t involve my hip. I have to say emphatically and Dr. Christ, his team and everyone at Bronson did a great job and treated me very, very well. Again, Dr. Christ and his team are truly amazing and all are to be commended. As I sit here writing this my operation is 2 months in the past and I almost never think of my operation and for the most part I have returned to a normal life. WOW, and in two months. There’s only one thing that I would wish changed and that would be getting Dr. Christ, this team and Bronson promoted a bit better and letting people in the area know that Bronson is a place where they can get an anterior hip replacement without having to go to another city to do so.

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