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Just hours after Dr. Dick Wallin had his right hip replaced by Dr. E. Marc Mariani, he stood up. The next day, he used a walker to “cruise around the nurses’ station” at St. Mark’s Hospital, and shortly after that he learned to use crutches on a stair exercise machine.
When he went home on day three, he needed only one crutch, which he discarded a week later. Within a couple of weeks, he was walking down his long driveway to retrieve the newspaper and the mail. He was also driving again.
Dr. Wallin had his total hip replacement with the anterior approach. Read more about the advantages of this surgical approach in the detailed article above.