Liudmyla Lobo­da: Free from hip pain after surgery

Sandra ClarkOur Town Health

Liudmyla Lobo­da, 81, lived with chronic pain caused by bone-on-bone hip arthritis. She was unable to get treatment in her war-torn town of Donetsk, Ukraine. In 2019, she relocated to East Tennessee and, with help from people she had never met before, she underwent hip replacement at Parkwest Medical Center in June 2020.

Speaking through an interpreter, Loboda recalls those dark days in Donetsk and the hopeless­ness she felt. “The pain be­came unbearable. I started thinking about death more because I could no longer be independent or free of constant pain.”

Dr. Conrad Ivie assembled a team to care for Loboda, and he performed an anterior hip replacement. Read the full story here: Covenant Health_Liudmyla Loboda Parkwest Hip Replacement

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