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Marty Tennille of Hampton, VA, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her medals she won at a recent Outer Banks Senior Olympics.

The team at HROSM is so honored to have had the opportunity to make a difference in so many people’s lives over the years. Thanks to today’s advanced treatments and technologies, combined with the experience and skill of our doctors, joint replacement surgery truly changes lives for the better. Recently, Dr. Thomas Fithian helped one senior olympian return to the games after shoulder surgery. Our patient, Dr. Martha Tennille, was kind enough to take the time to share her experience with us. Read her success story below!


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Marty Tennille getting ready for the shot put portion of the events which she won in her category.

I cannot say enough positive words to describe Dr. Fithian’s surgery on my shoulder. It has been almost 3 years since my surgery and I have almost 100% usage of the shoulder. I am still working on lifting things but I can lift many heavy items with the right shoulder which had the surgery.  Dr. Fithian is a perfectionist, just like I.  It was wonderful working with him and found that no question is too trivial for him. I do have a personal physical fitness trainer twice a week in addition to working out at a fitness facility and doing home exercises for the total body. Sure, if “you don’t move it you lose it” concept is at work here, but exercising is no issue to keep everything going well. I highly recommend Dr. Fithian and HROSM for joint issues.  Dr. Fithian and HROSM  are masters at joint replacements, suggestions, etc.” – Dr. Martha Tennille

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