Dr. Hefley contributes to A U.S. News Article
Coach Frank Broyles, University of Arkansas head football coach 1958-1976 and athletic director 1976-2007
"I chose minimally invasive hip surgery because I wanted a quick recovery. And that's what happened. Often I'm asked where did I go, and I use the doctor that I chose for my hip surgery. Dr. Hefley was the only one I knew of in Arkansas that would perform this type of pain-free hip surgery.
Dr. Hefley was recommended as a doctor who would do the surgery and I would recover much faster — and I did! I resumed my normal activities in three days. I never had to use the walker.
One of my duties as athletic director is to give awards and make announcements at halftime on the court. I was out there for about 10 minutes, introducing and shaking hands and visiting with people, and it was painless. Five days after hip surgery I flew to Memphis in a private plane, made a 30-minute speech, got on the plane and flew back, and it was painless.
Before the surgery I was in much pain.... The surgery eliminated the pain to this day. I walk three miles a day, I play golf painlessly... In two or three years I'm going to be right back asking him to do my left hip!"
Listen to Coach Broyles discuss his hip surgery:
Joe Beaver, 8-time world rodeo champion
"When it gets to the point of no return, whether you are an athlete, mechanic, or a housewife, you will know it is that time. Time for what you ask? Joint replacement! When that time came for me, I researched every avenue possible and 3 names kept popping up in conversation and in articles, so I decided to go with Dr. William Hefley, and boy what a great move that was.
I have had a lot of very successful surgeries from two very good friends and very well-known doctors, but this was different. This was going to be hip replacement due to a totally worn out joint. When I contacted Dr. Hefley and his staff they really made me feel comfortable about my hip replacement.
I live in Texas and he is in Little Rock, AR. No problem! They made it so easy for me to have surgery 8 hours away. First, after receiving my MRI scan and X-rays and confirming that a hip replacement was needed, he set up appointments for me at his office, the local internal medicine doctor, and the hospital all in one day, with surgery to follow the very next day.
His surgery center is the most home-feeling place you could ever be for a hospital procedure. It is small, quiet, has a great nursing staff and you really feel like they care about you. Dr. Hefley not only gave me my life back, but he reassured me that I had made the right decision in choosing Little Rock with his personal care and concern.
I’m an 8-time world champion rodeo cowboy and when you can’t move anymore it is scary! Our whole life is about how fast you move and being able to perform at your best. Since my surgery... I do some 25 a year all over the US, Canada, Dominican Republic, Brazil, and New Zealand and produce roping events as well. Without the good fortune of meeting Dr. William Hefley, none of this would be happening.
I was unable to walk, sleep, ride, or be myself until I had my hip replacement. With that being said, there is only one place to go for joint replacement surgery! OrthoSurgeons! Let Dr. Hefley and his associates “fix you up!"
James Kelly Coffee, Horse trainer and famed Marlboro Man
After years of hard riding, professional horse trainer James Kelly Coffee had injured his hip and needed surgery. Dr. Hefley performed the procedure and got Kelly back to his physically demanding work and lifestyle.
Kelly is not only riding and training horses to his full physical ability… he’s also running marathons! Thanks to Dr. Hefley and the rest of the team at OrthoSurgeons, Kelly is back in the saddle and stronger than ever before.
Mike Masterson, Author, Fayetteville, AR
"As you know from my ‘One Hip Book,’ my life was inexorably changed for the better because I bucked up and decided to have my hip replacement surgery with you. I languished in almost constant grinding pain for months before deciding that I’d never even begin to improve until I got on the other side of this dreaded surgery.
It was my fear of the unknown process itself that held me back all that time. I’d never even been in a hospital. But as time passed and I took more and more of that prescription pain reliving medication into my body (and poor overworked liver) I realized this was no way to be living live at just 56 years old.
Looking back, I realize how the hip replacement has enabled me to regain my normal life at 63 years old. I can dance, play golf, take long walks, stand and sleep without pain. Your remarkable, minimally invasive surgery in just a few hours and my overnight stay in the hospital gave me back the life I’d known until that incurable osteoarthritis took hold.
Looking back today, almost seven years later, I wanted to write and say thank you for this gift. You and your staff were absolutely wonderful to me through the entire process. You are indeed such a kind, straightforward and capable surgeon. I know I was meant to find you in the almost mystical way that I did and thereby avoid the already scheduled traditional long-incision surgery that would have had me in rehab for months afterwards.
Your method left me walking with a walker the next day, driving within three weeks and hitting chips shots again in less than three months. All with no formal rehab. Nothing except walking on my new hip to strengthen it daily. The two small scars are barely noticeable. Life is good again. I’ve never played better golf as an adult, and I wanted you to know. Thank you again."
Roberta Sheppard Rhein, Little Rock, AR
"My pain was constant and near unbearable. I ‘waddled’ when I walked because I had bone on bone and my right hip was worn down so. This also affected my back and I was in continuous pain! Immediately after surgery......NO PAIN! I used a walker for three days and a cane for one week. No rehabilitation was necessary.
I am 72 years of age and now have the stamina and ability that I had when I was much younger. The hospital (Arkansas Surgical Hospital) had a country club atmosphere with excellent service. Thank you Dr. Hefley and all of your staff for giving me my life back!"
Kelsey, NCAA division I basketball player
Kelsey, an NCAA division I basketball player, injured her shoulder during her senior year in high school. After playing with her injury for an entire season, she realized her game was suffering – and her shoulder was not getting any better.
Upon examination, it became clear how serious her condition was. After a complicated surgery that essentially reattached her shoulder, Kelsey recovered quickly and was able to compete to the best of her ability once again.
Listen to Kelsey describe her surgery: