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  • Jade Owens

    Jade Owens shares her patient journey after playing collegiate basketball to pursue a career in medicine

    I often think about my experience as a patient at a time when the field of hip preservation was widely unexplored.

  • I am an orthopedic surgeon from Wisconsin

    I am an orthopedic surgeon from Wisconsin. I traveled 200 miles to have Dr. Domb perform my total hip replacement. I went home the same day.

  • Markus Bailey

    Congratulations to Markus Bailey of the Cincinnati Bengals

    Congratulations to Markus Bailey of the Cincinnati Bengals on hip Super Bowl appearance! Proud to have you as a patient at American Hip Institute, and proud of your recovery!

  • Steven Merkin

    Steven Merkin shares his come back story about his return to the sport he loves, better than ever

    I've been fortunate enough to have my hips, shoulder, and knee treated by the American Hip Institute team.

  • Jameel Alausa

    Congratulations to Yale basketball player Jameel Alausa on the comeback of a lifetime!

    The team at the American Hip Institute is proud and honored to have helped Jameel Alausa

  • Patrick Brucki

    Patrick Brucki returns to the highest level of NCAA wrestling after his hip arthroscopies at AHI

    I am extremely grateful for the opportunity American Hip Institute gave me to take my life back.

  • Jade Owens

    Sean Berg, at 6’11’’, is one of the tallest patients known to have undergone hip arthroscopy. He is feeling great after his procedure at AHI!

    After a slip and fall several months

  • Denise Cervantes

    AHI fixed my hip and 17 years of foot drop in 1 procedure!

    I've had a drop foot since 2005, after having a discectomy at an outside facility to fix some crushed discs in my back.

  • Nik Todorovic

    Got my hip back thanks to AHI!

    Before coming to the American Hip Institute, I had been dealing with hip pain for over a year.

  • Doris C

    My hip surgery at American Hip Institute changed my life!

    My hip surgery at American Hip Institute changed my life! Before surgery, I had to walk with two canes Here on my one-year anniversary of surgery, walking perfectly!

  • Dennis Barden

    I am delighted to be the biggest supporter of the American Hip Institute and the great work they do

    I found myself at the American Hip Institute through a referral from another orthopedic surgeon. At that point, I had already received a diagnosis of a torn labrum in my left hip, which had been bothering me for over 3 years.

  • Craig Isacson

    I'd find myself walking down the street with a huge smile on my face

    I had a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing done by the American Hip Institute in December 2014 after suffering through years of ongoing hip pain.

  • Nicole F

    I'm feeling like a rockstar, and without AHI, I don't know where I'd be right now

    My hip pain initially started in my left hip, and it was hurting for so long that it also started to affect my right hip.

  • Andrea R

    I just want to tell AHI that they did the best job with my hip!

    The summer going into my last hockey season at Northeastern University, I noticed that I was having a lot of lower back pain, and that pain was turning into some pretty severe sciatica on my left side.

  • Emma U

    I underwent hip arthroscopy yesterday, and today I woke up pain free!

    I have five kids, and my hip pain began shortly after I had the last two. My previous doctors had put in mesh for an inguinal hernia, and at first they thought the mesh was intertwined with a nerve and causing my severe pain.

  • Reagan S

    Got Back to Normal with my Hip Surgery

    I want to say thank you to American Hip Institute for helping me get back to normal with my hip surgery. All the pain is gone! I’m back to sports, and I’m feeling great.

  • Peter W

    Finally on the Road to Recovery – Thank you AHI!

    When I fell and hurt my hip at work, I did everything I could to keep going. I tried pain pills, patches, creams — whatever I had. It was a struggle.

  • Peter W

    Peter Walters: Back to Heavy Lifting at Age 61

    Peter Walters, 61, spends his days at Wheaton College as a professor in the Applied Health Science department. In his free time, he lives an active life.

  • Donald M

    AHI fixed my hip pain — on my own terms!

    When my hip pain started over 2 years ago, I struggled to find a doctor who made me feel comfortable, or who could do the minimally-invasive anterior approach robotic hip replacement that I preferred.

  • Doing great after a full recovery

    Hip Hip Hooray! Doing great after a full recovery from robotic hip replacement!

  • Yogi

    Yogi with a New Shoulder – Thanks to AHI

    As an avid yogi, I tried my best to ignore the shoulder pain I was experiencing during plank and chaturanga for over 2 years.

  • Madison G

    Madison G., 17 years old

    Thank you Dr. Domb! After arthroscopic surgery on my right hip, it feels absolutely perfect. Pain is gone!

  • Amber DeLap: 5 Doctors, 3 Years, 1 Life-Changing Diagnosis

    Amber DeLap: 5 Doctors, 3 Years, 1 Life-Changing Diagnosis

    Five doctors over three years – that is what it took for 17-year-old Amber DeLap of DeKalb, Illinois to finally get a diagnosis for the ongoing pain in her hip.

  • Alayna Hogston: A Teen's 3-Year Journey from Pain to Recovery

    Alayna Hogston: A Teen's 3-Year Journey from Pain to Recovery

    Alayna Hogston of Gastonia, North Carolina was thriving as part of her premier soccer team, when her active life came to a halt in 2016 at the age of 14.

  • Erin Tucker: Breakthrough Story of 21-Year-Old's Hip Replacement

    Erin Tucker: Breakthrough Story of 21-Year-Old's Hip Replacement

    Forget college football games and summer internships. For then collegiate soccer player Erin Tucker, walking became her number one priority at the young age of 21, when she started .....

  • My Knee is Feeling 100% Better!

    My Knee is Feeling 100% Better!

    Thank you Dr. Lall! As a warehouse supervisor, I spend a lot of time on my feet or in a forklift; so, you can imagine how hard I fought to keep my joint pain from slowing me down.

  • Great physician, great team!

    Great physician, great team!

    Doctor Domb is a brilliant physician who has given me the ability to walk again.. because he saves the world one hip at a time, I'm once again able to save one bee at a time!!

  • I am so happy with the results

    I am so happy with the results

    I was (a right-handed batter) up to bat at a high school baseball game. The sequence of events seemed normal until my left shoulder subluxed (partially popped out of place) as the ball ricocheted off the bat...

  • I was very nervous at first, but that was quickly put

    I was very nervous at first, but that was quickly put at ease once I stepped into your office

    The staff you have, have been kind , caring, and professional. Thank you for your excellent work on my left hip, now I can sit on the floor and play with my son and get up with NO pain! It's so ...

  • Thank you for giving

    Thank you for giving me my life back! Happy Holidays to you all!

    American Hip Institute team,
    Thank you for giving me my life back! Happy Holidays to you all!
    -Susan and Tim v

  • Reattaching it to the Bone

    Thank you for your diagnosis last year for hip dysplasia.

    It was a rough year, but after my PAO on 1/29 with your team I was able to successfully heal and prepare for my wedding that was on September 28th! It was quite a year, thank you!!

  • Marlin Howell

    I have been struggling with osteoarthritis since 2011, but I will not let it slow me down.

    As a former snowboarder and a very active individual, the thought of being sidelined by a surgery is unpleasant to me; so, despite what my x-rays may reflect, I will not have a total hip replacement.

  • Reattaching it to the Bone

    Thank you so very much for giving me back the gift that enables me to enjoy so many activities without disabling pain.

    From the day of the surgery I had no pain at all – amazing.

  • Phillip M, a past baseball player at Downers

    Phillip M, a past baseball player at Downers Grove South High School injured his left hip while diving for a ball in the outfield. He sought treatment from Dr. Domb.

  • Total Hip Replacement Surgery - Patient Stories

    Dr Benjamin Domb performed my total hip replacement surgery (anterior method with MAKOplasty) on Feb. 4, 2013.

  • I feel like nothing ever happened

    I feel like nothing ever happened,” responded Patrick M when asked about his recent arthroscopic hip surgery. “Honestly, my hip feels 100 percent.

  • Woke up one day in excruciating pain

    Eric E, 31, of Lisle, IL, woke up one day in excruciating pain. Eric studied and trained in virtually every type of martial arts, body-building, rugby, wresting, yoga, as well as more traditional athletics...

  • Choosing Dr Domb to do my hip replacement surgery was one of the best decisions of my life

    Because he literally gave me a new life! My lifestyle always included daily activity be it biking, walking, roller-blading...

  • After a week filled with basketball practices and track meets, my daughter, Annie, began to complain of left hip pain.

  • While training for the Chicago Half Marathon, avid runner

    While training for the Chicago Half Marathon, avid runner and physical therapist Melissa S, 37, of DeKalb, IL, began experiencing achy hip pain.

  • I believe we are all given gifts and talents

    I believe we are all given gifts and talents; if and what we choose to do with them is up to us. Dr. Domb is a gifted, skilled surgeon who has chosen to share his knowledge...

  • I am forever grateful!

    Hit a milestone on my FitBit this fall, Pole to Pole Badge, 12,430 miles walked since my new hip. Guess this is their last Badge for total distance, hoping they will add more.

  • Thanks for helping me get back on both of my feet!

    Thanks for helping me get back on both of my feet! Prior to surgery, my hips made every day walking difficult.

  • 10 years ago, I was experiencing significant pain in both of my hips. I tried to get help from an orthopedic surgeon at a large group practice.

  • Very Professional Staff, Friendly People

    Very Professional Staff, Friendly People

    Very professional staff, friendly people issues discussed in detail & all questions answered Fantastic! So thrilled.

  • Now happily back to running!

    Now happily back to running!

    22-year-old collegiate sprinter at Minnesota state university. Underwent successful hip arthroscopy with repair of a torn labrum in both hips, now happily back to running!

  • Thank you so much Dr Domb for taking care of me. Hip #2 - Let's Do This!

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    Thanks so much to Dr. Domb and the American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Specialists For fixing my hip and getting me back on my feet!

  • Doing great after my left hip arthroscopy to repair my torn labrum and impingement. Now let's go fix the right hip!

  • Stem cells were the best thing I ever did in my life

    I never thought I would be out of pain. Stem cells by Dr. Domb were the best thing I ever did in my life.

  • Expect the best from the best!

    I am now four months out from hip arthroscopy with the American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Specialists and Dr. Domb, completely pain-free. Expect the best from the best!