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Jason Jackson

Jason was diagnosed with avascular necrosis, a bone disease that disrupts the blood supply causing the bone to breakdown. The pain Jason felt in his hip forced him to use a cane to get around. Jason realized the only way to end the pain was with hip replacement surgery. "When my hips started giving out, I thought I'd never walk again," Jason said. That's when Jason turned to the experts.

Kettering Health Network orthopedic surgeon Michael Welker, MD performed both of Jason's total joint hip replacements using the anterior incision approach. This approach goes through less muscle than other joint replacement procedures, making recovery time much shorter. After Jason's second hip replacement, his rehab was complete in just three weeks.

"Dr. Welker was amazing and helped take away my fear," Jason said about his care. "I am thankful to be active with my family again. No cane, no crutches, and I have a pain-free life." Jason can now enjoy the activities he loves, like playing golf and spending time with his family.