Patient Stories

At Henry Ford Health System, we don’t just treat illness or disease. We treat people. Our patients’ lives are touched by the compassion, dedication and expertise of our staff in thousands of different ways every day, whether it's a lifesaving treatment or simply a reassuring smile and kind word. Every patient’s story is unique. We are grateful for those who allow us to share their stories here:

Warren's story

Warren Pettaway of Detroit knew he had to have his left knee checked out when he could no longer keep up while officiating basketball.

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Tim's story

Six months after the surgery, Tim began sailing full time again.

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Kathi's story

Birding is Kathi Hince's passion, but chronic pain made it extremely difficult for her until her knee surgery.

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Mike's story

The nagging pain in Mike Crowe’s left hip was growing worse with each passing day, and he realized he had to do something very soon.

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