Nancy Strk is a teacher assistant on Long Island. A fall during a trip to Croatia with her husband in 2006 left her with a badly injured knee. She had arthroscopic surgery, but her knee only got worse.
“I was in pain 24/7. When I stood up, my knee often buckled, and I felt like I was going to fall,” explains Nancy, who’s in her fifties and lives in New Hyde Park. She decided to consult with another doctor and was taken aback when he recommended a total knee replacement.