Blog - Patient Stories

Recovering from Trauma: Paul Melull’s Story

I turned into the development in Geneva, Illinois and drove my way through the development, past homes under construction and through mazes of trucks, cement mixers and pallets of materials. I’m headed to Paul Melull’s home to talk to him about his experience with Dr. Earhart, one of OrthoIllinois’ orthopedic trauma surgeons. I rang the… read more


Jan Nowicki had outpatient hip replacement at the surgery center

Jan Nowicki was a good candidate for outpatient hip replacement at the Ortho Illinois Surgery Center. She had a hip replacement done with Dr. Antonacci near the end of April, 2016. We had a chance to sit down with her and talk about her experience and what motivated Jan to pursue hip replacement. I retired… read more


Samantha’s Story

Samantha Drammann shares Her Victory Story about recovery from Hip Pain. After having a strange pain in my hip for six months, an MRI revealed that I had a labral tear. As a collegiate swimmer, I was worried about how this injury would affect my season. I opted to have surgery in August of 2015,… read more


“I was convinced physical therapy was a waste of time”

Tom and his friend Nancy prepare to climb Machu Picchu. “I thought I would never walk without pain, that I would no longer be able to do the things I once could.” I can imagine what you’re thinking right now: “Uh…why would you say that about a service you offer?” or maybe you’re thinking, “You… read more


Patrick had two hip replacements, and he’s younger than you think.


Testimonial: “Sam” shares her experience with Dr. Antonacci and hip replacement

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT: When I met him, as soon as he walked through the door, He just put me at ease. His demeanor. His calmness. The way he explained everything. And you know I thought right away, before I would even say yes or whatever. He said he works out of different hospitals. I didn’t know… read more