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December 12, 2006

Jeff Gaynor

I meant to post this much earlier. Back in October a photographer came to one of the milongas tracking Jeff Gaynor and shooting pictures of him dancing tango. That was for a story in the Science edition of the New York Times on Jeff's hip replacement surgery, which has enabled him to participate in the activities such as tango and martial arts for which we know him in our town.

Here is the article. It ended up not saying much about tango, and not showing Jeff in dance mode. So, it may be mostly of local interest. However, I'm starting to develop some creaky joints myself, and it's good for dancers to be aware of such medical advances in treating arthritis.

For Young and Active, a Hip Replacement Alternative - New York Times


At 40, Jeff Gaynor barely resembled the young man who, in his early 20s, ran half-marathons and performed martial arts. Mr. Gaynor, who lives in Champaign, Ill., was so sleep deprived from pain in his hip that he had not had one good night's sleep in seven years, he said. His body was so twisted and his gait so peculiar that children ran in the other direction when they saw him.

But Mr. Gaynor, now 45, has been able to resume some of his former activities because of a new surgical implant called the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System, an alternative to total hip replacement.

Posted by joegrohens at December 12, 2006 01:16 PM


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