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Same-day joint replacements: Simplifying the process

FARMINGTON -- Sometimes, medical advances don’t happen in one big “Eureka!” moment. Sometimes, like with hip and knee replacements, they happen slowly, over the span of many years, as much from a change in thinking as anything.

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Next Up: Same-Day Hip or Knee Replacement

Dr. Mo Halawi

Imagine coming to the hospital in the morning, getting your hip or knee replaced, and then going home that same day.

That dream is starting to become a reality for some UConn Health patients, thanks to the arrival of Dr. Mo Halawi, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint reconstructive surgery.

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An American Dream Story

Dr. Mo Halawi

For a man of just 34 years, Dr. Mo Halawi has seen a lot. Born in war-torn Lebanon, he came to the United States alone at the age of 17, against his parents’ wishes. It wasn’t an easy journey, but he’s now a successful orthopedic surgeon, proving that hard work and determination truly can lead to the American Dream.

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