Jennifer was 48 years-old, but felt like she was living in a 90 years-old body. Her hip pain was constant from the time she woke to when she fell asleep at night. She needed help just doing simple daily activities. Life was passing her by, so she decided to see an orthopedic surgeon at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, who recommended a total hip replacement. Jennifer is thrilled with her results, and says sometimes she even forgets she had a total hip replacement. She is doing things now she has not been able to do in years. Her only regret is not having the surgery sooner.

Imagining life without joint pain may be easier than you think. The Detroit Medical Center’s orthopedic team specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatments for hip pain. This includes minimally invasive hip replacement surgery, designed to help you recover quicker and with less pain when compared to traditional joint replacement surgery. To see a DMC orthopedic specialist about your options, call (313) 494-9440 or click here to learn more about hip pain treatments.

Ebony’s Story: It gave me my life back

Mar 2, 2021

As Ebony’s children played outside, she would have to sit in the car and watch them have fun. She had arthritis in her knees and back, with heel spurs so bad she could barely walk. This also impacted her ability to work. Ebony tried to lose weight on her own through various weight loss programs, but was never able to keep the weight off. When she turned 35, she had what she describes as ‘an epiphany.’ “This is not the way God intended my life to be,” Ebony realized. “I’m young. I want to be here for my children. I want to live my life.”

Ebony embarked on a journey to change her life, enlisting the help of the Your New Self weight loss solutions program at the Detroit Medical Center. “The physicians and bariatric staff at the DMC made me feel very safe and comfortable. They helped me to stay focused and realize my dream of losing more than 200 pounds,” said Ebony. “When you lose this kind of weight, you transform. You become a new person,” recalls Ebony. “My oldest daughter was surprised one day when she found me in her closet looking for clothes to wear!”

The best time for new beginnings is now. Start your bariatric journey today at to discover the comprehensive approach to weight loss and bariatric surgery at the DMC. 

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