Last year, Holly Barocio, 34 of Chicago, skated with gusto onto the ice, ready to defend her co-ed hockey team?s championship title. She never thought that rather than skating away with a trophy in hand, she would be carried off the ice by an ambulance.
?Without a doubt Rush kept coming up, specifically?Dr. Kamran Hamid?s name,? she explains. ?I liked him right out of the gate; he had great bedside manner and a level of attention and care that I found unique.?
?I liked him right out of the gate; he had great bedside manner and a level of attention and care that I found unique.?
Dr. Hamid took thoughtful measures to consider how Holly?s treatment would affect her commitment to return to hockey. He performed a ?Stability Test? to definitively determine whether she needed surgery or not. The results confirmed that her ankle was unstable and would benefit from a surgery.
Dr. Hamid used a special low-profile metal plate that he felt would best accommodate Holly?s ability to skate. This plate lies closer to the bone to have less irritation with a skate while still providing excellent stability.
Holly?s recovery revolved around her passion for hockey. ?I was direct with Dr. Hamid and told him, this is not a deterrent for me. I will return to hockey.? In fact, she was determined to help her team qualify for playoffs. ?I am going to play hockey again no matter what. That is how much I enjoy the sport,? she remembers telling Dr. Hamid. ?I have a hard time seeing myself as a non-hockey player.?
Now, equipped with her newly repaired ankle, Holly has officially returned to her second home on the ice and reports, ?I have been smiling non-stop! No pain, no discomfort.?
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