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Patient Testimonials2021-01-12T11:24:19+00:00

Gymnastics Champion Turns to Keck Medicine for Orthopaedic Surgery

Anna Glenn, a former national gymnastics champion, shares why she turned to Frank Petrigliano, MD, and the orthopaedic specialists at the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine, when she needed surgery to recover from a shoulder injury.

The Keck Effect: More Heroes

A natural athlete, Clif H. Dunn spent most of his life playing sports, running and bike riding. But in one heroic moment, his favorite activities were stripped away from him.
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Patient Andrew Cromwell hikes near his house after hip replacement surgery at Keck Medicine of USC.

The evening after his hip replacement surgery, Andrew Cromwell walked a few laps around the nurse’s station on his floor of Keck Hospital of USC.

“I am the Bionic Man,” he wrote before turning in. By the next day, Cromwell was walking up and down flights of stairs in the hospital, albeit slowly, and was sent home with a bag of pain pills that he never used. “I never needed them,” he says.
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Saving Life and Limb

As a teenager, Robert Dobbie loved to surf. The Hermosa Beach, CA, native learned to longboard and boogie board, and along with his friends, he’d enter local surfing competitions to see how he stacked up against other wave-catchers.

“It was just going out there and having fun,” says the now 40-year-old father of three. “We didn’t go far with the competitions, but we had a great time.”

But without expert intervention from Keck Medicine of USC doctors, Dobbie’s life could have played out very differently.

At the age of 12, he began to feel pain in his right leg while playing sports. His parents took him to a specialist, who referred the sixth-grader to Lawrence Menendez, MD, at Keck Medicine of USC. After a biopsy of Dobbie’s tibia, Menendez gave the family a diagnosis — Dobbie had an osteogenic sarcoma, a primary malignant tumor that begins growing in the ends of the bones where new bone tissue develops.

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