52 year old resident of Port Jervis, NY, Christine Dirks, shares her experience with hip replacement surgery at Garnet Health Medical Center.

When Christine Dirks began experiencing hip pain several years ago, she was prescribed medication, had MRI’s done, but felt no relief or proper diagnosis of her hip condition.

As an active member of the YMCA in Middletown, as well as a YMCA Coordinator/Supervisor, Red Cross Instructor, Aquatics Teacher, and a new grandmother – she had begun to feel restricted by this pain in her everyday life. She couldn’t keep up with her granddaughter. She couldn’t bend down to pick something up. She had trouble swimming, and could no longer enjoy many of her active hobbies.

In the wake of falling very ill and being hospitalized, Christine found that she struggled to walk at all through the pain. Finally, in January 2018, Christine was having a CAT scan and was seeing Dr. Keller, Infectious Disease Specialist at Garnet Health Doctors. Dr. Keller asked if she could introduce Christine to Dr. Eric Martin, Garnet Health Doctors’s Orthopedic Surgeon. He came in and spoke with her, reviewed her x-rays, completed a physical review, and immediately recognized that her left leg was shorter than her right. This was the first time in all her years of treatments for her hip pain that Christine was ever told this.

“Anytime someone says they have hip pain or joint pain, I tell them about Dr. Martin.”

-Christine Dirks, Hip Replacement Surgery Patient

Hip Replacement Surgery at Garnet Health Medical Center

Christine immediately made an appointment with Dr. Martin and scheduled her surgery two weeks later. As a candidate of our advanced minimally invasive hip treatment, Christine received her hip replacement surgery by Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Eric Martin of Garnet Health Doctors, and was discharged the same day.

Dr. Martin is Board-certified in orthopedics by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is affiliated with Garnet Health Doctors.

Dr. Martin earned his medical degree from New York University, completed both his general surgery internship and his residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stonybrook in addition to his reconstructive joint surgery fellowship from Rush University/St. Luke’s Medical Center & Central DuPage Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

Castle Connolly 2018 Top Doctor
Eric Martin, MD is recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly in 2018. To earn the title of Top Doctor, a physician must be nominated by a peer and vetted by the physician-led research team at Castle Connolly. Top Docs are among the most highly sought-after medical professionals in their communities. We are proud to have Dr. Martin practicing with us.

If you are interested in our minimally invasive hip replacement surgery, please call our office at 845-333-7575 to make an appointment with Dr. Martin.

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