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P.4SibleyMeMorialHoSPitalDavidMcClainpatientindoorrockclimbingatEarthTreksClimbingCentersRockvilleMDafterhavinghipreplacementsurgery.Activewouldbeputtingitmildly.FordecadesDavidMcClainhaslovedrockandiceclimbingmountainandroadbikingrigorousaerobicandweighttrainingevenvolunteeringtomanageastretchofwildernesstrailwhichentailssawingandmovinghugefallentrees.Whenarthritisinhishipbecametoopainfultoignorehetriedphysicaltherapymedicationsandsteroidinjections.Eachbroughttemporaryreliefbutthepainalwaysreturned.IlivedwithitforthreeyearsbutanMRInallyshowedmyrighthiphadvirtuallynocartilageleftherecalls.McClainandorthopedicsurgeonPhilipBobrowM.D.decideditwastimeforahipreplacement.WhenIwokeupaftersurgerymypainwasgoneanditsstayedgonehereports.WithinhourshewasmovingalongSibleycorridorswithawalker.Thenextdayhewenthome.Thedayafterthathemovedfromthewalkertoacane.McClainwasdiligentaboutphysicaltherapygraduallyincreasingstrengtheningexercisestorebuildmuscles.MypatientswanttogetbacktohikingskiingbikingswimmingtennisyogaclimbingPilatesandtheycan.Thatsthewholepointgettingyourlifeback.PhilipD.BobrowM.D.orthopedicsurgeonBackinactionwithaneWHiP