At just 50 years of age, Darlene Oglesby has suffered from tremendous hip pain. Many of the things we take for granted would typically leave her in tears. Sitting for a while would hurt, walking would hurt and even just getting out of bed would hurt.
That’s until she met with the doctors at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.
Andrews is typically known for being THE doctor for professional athletes, with former patients such as Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Derek Jeter, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson (just to name a few). However, Andrews does more than just help pro athletes, his practice offers the same expert care to “non-athletes” to help get us back in the game of life.
I have my active life back!!
Darlene Oglesby met with Dr. James Flanagan, one of the doctors on the Andrews team. He performed a total left hip replacement. Although a total hip replacement is a major procedure, Darlene Oglesby was able to walk again just two weeks after the surgery.
“The outcome was excellent!” she says, “Prior to surgery, I had very little quality of life. Now just two weeks after surgery, I have my active life back!! I am walking without a walker and I am able to do things that I could not do before!”
The surgery occurred mid-April and her results have been so overwhelmingly positive that she decided to have her other hip joint replaced.
“I went ahead and had the other hip replaced so I could have both hips back to better than ever!”
That was two weeks ago, and Darlene Oglesby is on her way to yet another speedy recovery.
Dr. Grady Core is widely recognized as one of the inventors of minimally invasive plastic surgery. He was a co-developer of the technique in 1991 and has developed applications in the face, breast, and abdomen since that time. He has taught the technique to surgeons throughout the world since 1992 and has been an invited speaker from Australia, to South America, to Europe, as well as prestigious universities such as New York University, Temple and others.
Dr. Core is originally from Arkansas where he attended undergraduate school at the University of Arkansas and later medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Core completed full training in general surgery at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, an affiliate of Einstein University in New York City, New York. As a practicing general surgeon he was a member of the teaching faculty at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma until later developing an interest in plastic surgery. Dr. Core trained in plastic surgery at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and subsequently came to Birmingham, Alabama where he was a Clinical Instructor in plastic surgery for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Core later served as Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans until returning in 1996 to make Birmingham his permanent home. He lives with his wife, Heidi, and three sons in Vestavia.
Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans
Dr. Core has numerous articles in Plastic Surgery literature and is a regular presenter and teacher at the Plastic Surgery meetings around the world. Dr. Core’s long training and experience give him a broad range of expertise in the field of aesthetic surgery. He has extensive experience in plastic surgery of the face and nose, aesthetic breast surgery, and body contouring as well as cosmetic laser surgery.
Dr. Core has been certified by both the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Core is member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, a peer-selected honor society composed of approximately 300 members across the globe. In order to become a member of this respected organization, surgeons must have provided a “significant contribution to the field of plastic surgery.” He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as numerous other plastic surgery organizations. He has been selected for Best Doctors in the U.S.: Southeast Region, and in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
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