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Theater dancer recovers from career-threatening injury

Brooklyn Reporter highlights the recovery of professional dancer Erin Eloise Tulberg, who experienced arthritis and hip dysplasia, and received a successful hip replacement performed by Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA, hip and knee surgeon at HSS.

Tulberg said of the experience, “[Dr. McLawhorn] was great. HSS was very conservative in their approach, which I liked.”

Tulberg tried physical therapy, dry needling and acupuncture, and finally made the personal decision to schedule replacement surgery in September 2020.

Just three months after surgery, she was performing splits, and a year later she feels better than she has in years.

Tulberg said, “Now I’m auditioning again for shows. I’m having callbacks for shows, on hold for a couple of projects. I feel like I’m able to dance better than I was before. I have a full range of motion, if not better than before I had the replacement done.”

She continued about the shattering the stigma of injury in her field of dance, “The strangest thing has been figuring out who to talk to, if I should be vocal about having this surgery. There is certainly a stigma in the dance world that once you have a hip replacement, your career is over. That was my fear.”

Read the full article at Brooklynreporter.com.