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Superlative medical care

Four months ago I had a total left hip replacement at Aspen Valley Hospital by Aspen orthopedic surgeon Dr. St. John assisted by Dr. Pevny.

Before my surgery I was almost unanimously asked, “Where are you going for the surgery?” My answer was, “Nowhere. I’m staying right here.”

Dr. St. John came to us from a large Philadelphia hospital where he was associated for years with a nationally renowned joint replacement surgeon, and performed hundreds upon hundreds of hip replacements. We are so lucky that in a town as small as Aspen we can have such superior skill and experience at our disposal.

Dr. St. John not only replaced my arthritic hip, during the surgery he also lengthened my left leg, which had become almost two inches shorter due to the severe arthritis, to equal the length of my right.

I am now entirely back to my old self, able to lead my formerly active life, though 80 years old. And very appreciative of my doctors, hospital and rehab at Valley View Hospital and the Aspen Club.

I encourage all in this valley in need of joint replacement not to look beyond our own borders when we are endowed with such expertise right here at home.

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Mary Gleason

Aspen

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