Mark Turley, 55, was an avid runner with four half-marathons under his belt, when persistent pain in his groin sidelined his fitness regimen.
As an employee of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Turley had access to the team’s elite medical staff, including Thomas Sisk, MD, who diagnosed him with stenosis in his lower back and gave him a steroid injection to cope with the nagging pain.
But more than a year later, the pain in Turley’s hip and back grew unbearable. He underwent back surgery to relieve his stenosis and was further diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips.
That’s when his doctor’s referred him to orthopaedic surgeon Brian Klatt, MD, who recommended that Turley undergo a bilateral hip replacement.
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The simultaneous procedure meant Turley only had to endure one recovery period with minimum increased risk.
Turley underwent surgery in October 2015 at UPMC Shadyside. Following his procedure, he enrolled in physical therapy at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and worked alongside Manisha Trivedi, MD, who oversaw his pain management.
“It’s so different to be able to do the things you really want to do again without pain. Two years ago, I couldn’t ride a bike. I couldn’t even do yard work. Now, I’m looking forward to it.”
About UPMC Orthopaedic Care
When you are dealing with bone, muscle, or joint pain, it can affect your daily life. UPMC Orthopaedic Care can help. As a national leader in advanced orthopaedic care, we diagnose and treat a full range of musculoskeletal disorders, from the acute and chronic to the common and complex. We provide access to UPMC’s vast network of support services for both surgical and nonsurgical treatments and a full continuum of care. Our multidisciplinary team of experts will work with you to develop the treatment plan that works best for you. Our care team uses the most innovative tools and techniques to provide better outcomes. We also are leaders in research and clinical trials, striving to find better ways to provide our patients care. With locations throughout our communities, you can find a provider near you.