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May 20, 2021

'Able to do what I love': Teen dances again after hip surgery

IU Health Methodist Hospital

Zoe York, 17, suffered a hip injury that threatened to sideline her from doing the sport she loves. Thanks to hip arthroscopy surgery and physical therapy at IU Health Methodist Hospital Zoe is back to dancing like before.

The minimally invasive procedure used a camera and small incisions to repair the structure of the damage within the hip joint, said her IU Health orthopedic surgeon Joshua Everhart.

After her surgery, she also received physical therapy.

"She came in unable to do the things she loves to do, and she is starting to take it back. She is gradually working her way back into competition and you can see her joy in getting back into what she loves to do," said IU Health physical therapist Victoria Hyatt.

York started competing in dance when she was five. So to return to dance after surgery was a huge accomplishment.

"Being able to dance again has been like the best thing that has ever happened," York said, "because whenever I figured out I had to have surgery I didn't think I would be able to dance as fast as I could. I didn't think it would be very well for me, but actually it's gone a lot better than I thought it would be. It's such a blessing that I am able to do what I love and not have the really bad pain that I did in the past."

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