Patient Stories

Skipper David Tyrrell, left, and surgeon Christopher Got, MD, discuss the repair of the fisherman's hand and their lasting friendship. Their story

Knee replacement gets Carole Brown back into the dance of life
Total knee replacement changes a person’s life for the better in a number of ways. Not the least of these is enabling them to return to the activities they love.

Hand surgery alllows skipper to return to his livelihood
Orthopedic surgeon Christopher Got, MD, repairs a sportfishing captain's hand following a devastating injury, enabling him to get back out on the water.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Is "A Life-Changing Event," Happy Patient Says
Paul Zimmerman of Newport, Rhode Island, is an ideal patient — one who does research, comes to an appointment prepared to ask a surgeon focused questions, approaches surgery with a positive attitude, and is conscientious about physical therapy.

From Stuck in Bed to Climbing Mountains
They say laughter is the best medicine. But for one comedian, medicine is what got her back to laughter.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery is ‘A Life-changing Event,’ Happy Patient Says
An innovative shoulder replacement surgery gets baby boomer back in the gym.

Women's Lacrosse Focus of Lifespan Bioengineering Researcher
Whether headgear should be required for women’s lacrosse players is a divisive topic. The opinion of the sport’s supporters may not be what you’d expect.

Vet's Two New Hips Good News for Her Four-Legged Patients
"There isn’t anything I can’t do now."

Former U.S. Ski Team Doctor Now Seeing Patients in Newport
“I am proud to be here full time as your local orthopedic surgeon.”

Karen Holt Prefers Rehab at Home
Holt decided to do something different: recover from surgery at home and have a physical therapist come to the house.

When a Doctor Becomes a Patient
"Now was the time to have a total knee replacement."

Pursuing the Promise of Smart Joint Implants
"The goal is to take joint surgery to the next level"

Cartilage Transplant Returns Brittany to Athletic Activity
Procedure by Brett Owens, MD allows 22-year-old to once again run, exercise pain-free

The Curious Case of Cartilage
Dr. Owens opens lab to unravel the mysteries of cartilage, improve surgeries