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Published on March 04, 2014

Ann McCoy & Total Hip Replacement

Ann McCoy
Patient: Ann McCoy, Rockville, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Service: Total Hip Replacement

Doctor: Brett Hampton, MD

When you're a former orthopedic nurse in need of a hip replacement, you know what to look for in a surgeon. You also have high standards for the hospital and its program. Ann McCoy, now 46, of Rockville says the Joint Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital makes the grade.

Currently an oncology nurse at the National Institutes of Health, McCoy was only 43 when she needed a total hip replacement. Severe pain affected McCoy at work, where she walks up to three miles per shift. It also kept her from playing with her two young sons, Alex, 9, and Phoenix, 7.

After extensive research, McCoy chose orthopedic surgeon Brett Hampton, MD, to direct her care. Rather than rush to surgery, the two first developed an approach to use conservative measures in managing McCoy’s pain.

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