Total Joint Center Patient Stories

Paul Zimmerman goes white water rafting after his should replacement surgery.

Paul’s Story

Paul Zimmerman had an innovative shoulder replacement surgery at Lifespan after doing extensive research about hospitals in the Northeast, including Boston and New York.

"The shoulder replacement surgery was 'a life-changing event.'" - Paul Zimmerman

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West Warwick veterinarian Paige Plumb walks her dogs in a park.

Paige’s Story

Paige Plumb, DVM, a West Warwick veterinarian, needed two new hips in order to care for her four-legged patients.

"There isn’t anything I can’t do now."  - Dr. Paige Plumb

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Karen Holt takes a walk on a tree-lined street.

Karen’s Story

When Karen Holt received her second knee replacement, she decided to do something different. She decided to recover from her surgery at home and have a physical therapist come to her house.

"Recovering at home, you can get up at will, task yourself with different things." - Karen Holt

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Damian Dupuy, MD sits at his desk with medical books on shelves behind him.

Damian’s Story

Damian Dupuy, MD's problems began as a teenager and he had undergone multiple surgeries since.  However, his work, which requires him to stand for hours, had taken a toll. He was in constant pain.

"I realized that now was the time to have a total knee replacement."  - Dr. Damian Dupuy

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