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Nancy Mahoney

I had fallen 4 years ago and complained of shooting pain down calf of my leg. I went to 4 different orthopedic specialists over the next 3 years with all different outcomes. Finally, I could not stand the pain and lack of quality of life (I teach Kindergarten). I researched...

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Martha Delpizzo

Martha Delpizzo

Dr. Mayman and his team replaced both of my knees, the left in 2013 and the right in 2015. In both cases, I was back on the tennis courts three months after the operation, just as he told me I would be. As smoothly the 2013 operation and recuperation was, the...

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Robert Zutty

My hip pain began with a slow ache and escalated into excruciating pain in a very short time. I was able to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mayman at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he reviewed my x-rays and my history. His examination was thorough and explained that I...

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James DeLuccia

I am a 58 year old retired Police Officer and for my entire life i have been active in sports. I have played golf since I was 5 and played tennis. While I was a Police Officer and after I retired I ran 5 marathons including 2 in NYC. Two years...

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Virginia Dunphy

Dear Dr. Mayman, I am not sure if you would remember me, but you might remember my surgery. On June 15 of 2012, you did a revision on my left knee. Previously I had an Oxford unilateral knee replacement, a second surgery to replace a small plastic disc, and was...

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Julie Cook

Julie Cook

Dr David Mayman did an awesome job on my knee! 9 months post-op I climbed the WTC in the Tunnel to Towers climb. 90 floors, 180 flights, 2,066 stairs. I'm really grateful to be pain free and getting back to sports such as cycling and tower climbing. This summer I...

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Jane Jones

Twenty five years ago I tore my ACL and MCL in my right knee while skiing and had it successfully repaired by Dr. Warren at HSS. This past year I was experiencing severe pain in the same knee and was limping all the time. The pain was so severe...

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Daniel T. Carmichael

Dear Dr. Mayman, It’s been almost one year since my hip replacement (on my 50th birthday), and I have been meaning to contact you to let you know that you have given me a new lease on life! Your last words to me as I left your office after my...

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Joseph Gelmis

Joseph Gelmis

The most dramatic accounts of successful operations at Hospital for Special Surgery involve patients whose recovery empowered them to resume strenuous physical activities. At 80, I’m a spectator rather than a participant in sports or the performing arts. Nonetheless, I share with all of these patients a common bond: Gratitude...

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Nancy Guerriere

My name is Nancy Guerriere and I submitted my story in 2010. In the five years since I submitted my first story, I have come back to HSS many (maybe too many!) times.  It’s hard to deal with aging and to know the right thing to do, but HSS has never...

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