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Westchester Medical Center Helps Keep Hips Moving With Joint Replacement

Lise Crapella, 64, of Suffern is ready to climb the Grand Canyon thanks to her new hip, courtesy of Westchester Medical Center.
Lise Crapella, 64, of Suffern is ready to climb the Grand Canyon thanks to her new hip, courtesy of Westchester Medical Center. Photo Credit: Advancing Care

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Marathons, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Everest and a half Ironman couldn't slow down Suffern grandmother, Lise Crapella, What could, however, was her hip.

Recently, Crapella, 64, couldn’t seem to shake the pain in her hip. She had put her body through a lot over the years, but a pain in her hip became so acute that simple tasks such as tying her shoes became a challenge.

Struggling to live pain-free, Crapella turned to Dr. Arup Bhadra, head of Good Samaritan Hospital's Total Joint Replacement Center, which is a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Through an MRI, he noticed Crapella was suffering from lost cartilage on her bones, due in part to repetitive physical motion and normal bone degeneration. The acute pain she was feeling was a result of her lack of joint cushioning, and would continue unless something was done.

“We talked about getting injections for temporary relief, but the X-ray showed it was too far gone,” Dr. Bhadra says. “She was fit, but in pain for four years, and every day it was getting worse.” It was at that point where Crapella realized she needed a hip replacement.

To continue reading Lise's story and learn about the alternative options to join pain, click here .

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