NorthShore’s nationally ranked orthopaedic medical team is honored to partner with Hall of Fame Health and to provide all-star care. Athletes at all stages of their careers come to our hospital for the latest treatments, personalized care and customized recovery plans that will get them back on the field—and living their life to the fullest.
Caring for Elvin Bethea, Football Legend
We recently welcomed Elvin Bethea, all-star defensive end for the Houston Oilers from 1968 to 1983, and 2003 Hall of Famer. Bethea had been struggling with severe hip pain when he met Ravi Bashyal, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at NorthShore specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement.
“I was introduced to Elvin and his wife Pat at the Hall of Fame Enshrinement last year, and I knew right then that we could heal his hip,” Dr. Bashyal says. “We operated on his hip using the latest minimally invasive techniques and innovative technology we helped design. It’s so gratifying to see him up and walking just a couple hours after surgery. Elvin was soon on his way back to Houston to get on with his life, back to his garden and fishing—pain free.”
“I feel great,” Bethea says. “Honestly, for what I’ve been through for over a year and how I feel now, it’s night and day. There’s a lot of people who really want to get behind you and get you back to the norm. And that’s what it’s all about.”
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Caring for You
Do you have hip, knee, spine or other joint pain? The ortho experts at NorthShore are ready to provide world-class care for you, too.
The NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute has been named one of the top 50 specialty programs in the country. Traveling from out of state? The institute’s Concierge Service is ready to assist patients traveling across the country to this national center of excellence.
To schedule an appointment, call 855.929.0100 or request an appointment online.