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Dr. Bright made me feel like he was MY surgeon. I didn't have to compete for his time or attention. I underwent hip replacement surgery with all of my concerns addressed and questions answered. I am confident that I made the right choice. If joint replacement is in your future. Let Dr. Bright stop the pain. Just do it!
For Dr. Bright: Thanks for the promise of a better tomorrow. Perhaps tomorrow started last July, when I decided to lose flab and get in shape. I was enthusiastically line dancing in the pool when I felt that familiar flash of pain and knew that within minutes my left knee would tighten up and begin to throb. I knew that I had reached the point of no return on that fateful day. This time the searing pain was different and unrelenting. I was beginning to walk like the Hunchback of Notre Dame and was forced to limit my activities, creeping timidly through life. I had to do something. I couldn't continue to live my life that way. "Osteoarthritis," Dr. Bright said. "Look at the X-Ray. Your joint is bone on bone and the knee cap has fused." I sat and stared at the ghostly image on the light board in front of me. "Your balance is off, too. I could see that as you walked down the hall. You need a total knee replacement." As scheduled, at 7:30a.m. a few months later, they wheeled me into an operating theatre which seemed more like a refrigerator. Everyone was wearing space suits to prevent infection, so I expected Dr. Spock to enter at any moment. After surgery, my leg felt stiff, heavy, and sore. On the third day I was transferred to a rehab facility, the nexus where I met tomorrow head on. I graduated from the walker to a cane, and thereafter continued my rehabilitation as an outpatient. I continued to improve a bit each day, so there was a light at the end of that tunnel. I am doing well now, four months out from surgery. They tell me that I will eventually dance with abandon, walk on the beach at sunset, and run after a giggling grandchild. I choose to live for the best of today, and embrace the promise of recovery that is the tip of a better tomorrow.
Thank you for putting Humpty Dumpty together again and congratulations on qulifying for The boston marathon. Dropping off a gift on Thursday. Great work on my hip replacement, from an ex jock who always keeps the hope alive.
Eight years ago, I started to have a pain in my right hip. The Doctor told me I needed a hip replacement. I went to see Dr. Adam Bright, and found out that my hip was bare (had lost all of its cartilage). I had my hip replacement on 12/18/2008, and am very grateful. Dr. Adam Bright did a very good job. I can now walk normally, pain free. Thank you for helping me walk!
Anna Mae S.
I have had the fortunate opportunity to have three surgeries performed by Dr. Bright. He has done a fractured hip, hip replacement and total knee replacement. I am ever so grateful for a job well done. I am in my sixth week following the knee replacement and have total motion. The out-patient therapists have said this is "poster child" knee surgery. One of the best they have ever seen. It is so great to have confidence with the surgeon doing the surgery. And with Dr. Bright I truly have that confidence. Thanks Dr. Bright.
Dr. Bright repaired my hip fracture. I just wanted to thank him for everything he did for me. It is certainly unexpected, and more appreciated than he will ever know. With a son to be 3 years old in my home, it has become more important for me to be active. My family and I are in your debt.
My son had a rare congenital fusion in his ankle. After several years of on/off limping, numerous doctors, nondefinitive diagnoses we came across Dr. Bright. Within minutes of seeing our son he suspected this rare congenital fusion. Although Dr. Bright was not trained to do the surgery for this condition, he did get us on the road to diagnosis, surgery, and recovery. I am very appreciative that we found Dr. Bright. If the condition had continued undetected, the bones would have fused completely and surgery to create a better functioning joint would not have been possible.
On March 1, 2010 I had the knee resurfacing procedure done and I'm so pleased at how well I'm doing. My staples come out today. I wanted to write something, to encourage you to listen to what the doctor is saying before hand and then DO IT! I had been swimming and although didn't lose much weight, had gotten toned and I'm so thankful for that. Of course, could/should have done more for myself and know that now. The exercises they tell you to do before surgery are exactly the same as afterwards so if you've done them, it will be an easier recovery. So, lose that weight, exercise and get in shape before surgery so your recovery is shorter and less painful. When I have to get my other knee done, this will all be in place since I will have practiced what I've learned.
About 5 years ago I came to Dr. Bright to help me figure out what was wrong with my feet. Growing up I had a small fourth toe on both feet. This caused my weight to be shifted to my other toes causing me discomfort. Dr. Bright was able to diagnose me with brachymetatarsia and he immediatly began to do research of how he could help me. After only 3 surgeries my toes had be lengthened to the proper length and I had never been happier. I had grown up constantly being questioned about my feet and now, not once since 2007 has a single person asked me, "What is wrong with your feet?". Thank you Dr. Bright for everything you did for me!
I should have visited the site sooner to say thank you! After 20 years of pain and doctors unable to determine the cause, Dr. Bright preformed total hip replacement surgery. I had been warned about the pain I would be feeling post-op but the following day when the hospital staff got me up for my first walk I was amazed. While there was some pain at the surgical site, the pain in the hip itself was gone. I was able to walk better than I had in a number of years and was thrilled! Dr. Bright made me feel as if I was his only patient and he had all the time in the world to explain each step to me. I was completely confident going in that the outcome would be positive. The staff at his office was also attentive. It didn't surprise me at all when on her last visit my rehab nurse told me that Dr. Bright is the doctor she uses for her sons who are athletic and need attention at times. Two months after surgery I was walking on the boardwalk at Nokomis beach and caught up to a gentleman hobbling along with his cane. He told me he had hip replacement 8 months before and was slowly starting to get better. I didn't have the heart to tell him when I had had mine. Recently a friend I had referred to Dr. Bright had knee replacement surgery and she is thrilled.
Hi Doc, 11 weeks out from surgery and I entered my first race at Ft. Desoto. 11th overall, and first in my age group! I am passing this on to you because you helped make this happen, and I knew it would put a smile on your face. You are a big time champ, and I can't say enough. I hope all is well with you, your family, practice, and crazy endurance racing.
I had both knees of my knees replaced just 2 weeks ago by Dr. Bright. I am amazed (as is everyone else) by my superior progress. I am walking, even up flights of stairs, and have no pain or problems. The surgery and rehabilitation went well and it has been an overall positive experience. Dr. Bright is extremely professional and caring and obviously highly adept at replacing knees. I am so grateful to him and the incredible staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital who have given me back the ability to walk without horrible pain and resume a better quality of life. With their expertise and encouragement, I look forward to exercising more, losing weight and enjoying life to its fullest.
Dr. Bright, thank you for giving me my life back. Before you gave me the Styker Hip Replacement I was in pain with every step I took. You have returned me to the world. I was shut up in the house, in pain, doing nothing but being miserable. But now I can walk and ride my bike, I am exersizing and soon I will find a job. Thank you sir, for literally giving me back my life.
Nine months ago today my right femur crumbled under me. How blessed I am to have Dr. Bright as my surgeon. His patience, empathy, astuteness, warmth and encouraging manner helped me and my large family conquer the nighmare of my life. I will always be very grateful that I met Dr. Bright. 9/22/2010.
I'm the one that came in with that very bad hip needing surgery, and Dr. Bright gave me an injection in my hip. Well, really, I don't know how to thank him. I have NO pain, no cane, and walk like everyone else. All I want to do is say thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me a "new life."