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Published on March 18, 2012

Andrea Bray & Total Hip Replacement

Andrea Bray
Patient: Andrea Bray, Silver Spring, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

Service: Total Hip Replacement

Doctor: Zohair Alam, MD

With five grandchildren, two children, a husband and a business to run, Andrea Bray, 69, of Silver Spring could not let a painful hip slow her down.

“I have rheumatoid arthritis, and when you have a chronic pain illness, you get used to it,” Bray says. “But the pain I was experiencing in my hip was going beyond that threshold.”

Then Bray met with Zohair Alam, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at The Joint Replacement Center at Washington Adventist Hospital.

“Andrea wasn’t sure if she wanted surgery at first,” Dr. Alam says. “But it was clear to me that she was motivated to live an active life, and I wanted her to know she didn’t have to live that life with such extreme pain.”

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