Orthopedic Patient Stories

At Henry Ford, we don’t just treat illness or disease. We treat the person. Our orthopedic specialists work together with our patients to come up with an personalized treatment plan to help them live their best life.

Every patient’s story is unique. We are grateful for those who allow us to share their stories.

Sarah's story

Less than three months since a motorcycle accident left Sarah with major orthopedic trauma injuries to her arm and pelvis, Sarah is pushing through the pain and walking again.

Steven's story

Steven Makowski turned to foot and ankle specialists at Henry Ford Health System to get relief from shooting foot pain. Thanks to their specialized surgery, he now puts his best foot forward.

Beverly's story

In 2004, Beverly Jager started experiencing severe lower back pain. She was referred to Lance Chaldecott, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

Lynn's story

When bunions started to interfere with her active lifestyle, Lynn decided to try a new minimally-invasive foot surgery that takes about half the time of traditional surgery.

Anthony's story

Anthony noticed an unusual mass developing on his foot, and eventually sharp pain when he stepped. Now Anthony can walk and run without any discomfort.


Thomas's story

After 5 knee surgeries and years of pain, Tom never imagined life without a knee brace but now he has a new lease on life.

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Kourtney's story

Six months after hip surgery, Kourtney helps her team win the gold medal at the Junior Olympics.

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