New Knee Implant Improves Golfer’s Life
After injuring his knee while skiing in 1968, golfer Jay Litty went through three operations to remove cartilage and seven arthroscopies to “clean out” bone chips and scar tissue. By the mid ’90s, he was lucky to be walking – his knee was “totally gone.”
Knee Replacement Allows Teacher to Return to Both Her Profession and Passion(s) 2008
As an elementary school teacher in Washington, DC, Jane, 49, spends a large portion of her day on her feet. Her other passions, dance and cycling, are also physically demanding.
Between her indoor and outdoor biking workouts and her teaching Country Western line dancing, those who know Jane say she has as much energy as some of her students. “I’ve always been really athletic, even as a child,” said Jane.
Despite Jane’s enthusiasm for a life “in action,” her severe knee osteoarthritis began to challenge her levels of activity several years ago.
Dr. Bose of the Joint Reconstruction Group of Chennai
Dr. Bose, firstly I want to thank you again for the “miracle” of the new knees. After the initial recovery I have been Pain free. Before it was a struggle to walk one block, and tennis was becoming more difficult and increasing painful (a constant 7). Now I can walk comfortably for any reasonable distance, and have become a “butterfly on the court”.
The information I am sending you is a record of the stretching for the knees and the dates and rate of increasing range of movement. All of this was accomplished with a variety of exercises, and painful but successful forced stretching of the knee ligaments.
COIMBATORE 2007: A 95-year-old woman, Lakshmi Devi, has undergone a knee replacement surgery and this has prompted the hospital where she underwent the procedure to stake claim for a place in the Limca Book of World Records.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon G. Balasubramanian at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, where the surgery had been done, claims that total knee replacement in a 95- year-old person may be a rare achievement.
Suzie is a 63 year old home stylist and yoga enthusiast who had undergone total hip replacement surgery. Listen to her story of how she approached the medical procedure with both a mixture of anxiety and positive thinking. Suzie is amazed that she has come out the other side being able to continue her passions without the pain she experienced before.
My name is Suzie. I’m over 40 and proud of it. I came from Melbourne originally and settled in Sydney. I’ve been doing yoga for about 15 years now and it’s such an important part of my life. I find my breathing improves, my whole well-being improves, my whole outlook on life. It’s just a fantastic thing to do.
My name is Lesa. We own a family dairy farm. My mom and dad started this farm in 1964. I’m probably the seventh generation dairy farmer. It’s not really a job. It’s something I love to do. I’m very passionate about it. We work 12 to 14 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is very physical.
Published on Mar 18, 2015
http://www.BaylorHealth.com/Ortho – “When I was 15, I was sliding into home plate, and the catcher fell on my knee,” says Ron Brown. “It gradually got worse, and as I got older, I couldn’t walk very well.” At his local Baylor Medical Center, Ron underwent knee replacement surgery followed by one-on-one physical therapy. “Everything about the procedure and rehab was explained to me. It was just very informative, and gave me a lot of confidence in my doctor and the staff.” Today, Ron is able to walk without pain. “That’s key for me. I don’t like to sit around very much.”
For more information about orthopedic services, call 1.800.4BAYLOR or visit http://www.BaylorHealth.com/Ortho.
Published on Mar 31, 2015
Diane Everson had great success recovering from a knee replacement surgery with Dr. Erik Severson at Riverwood Healthcare Center. Hear how she got motivated to participate in a 5K Walk just a few months after her knee surgery.