Larry’s knee pain had gotten slowly worse over the course of several years before his family doctor referred him to Dr. Clegg. He was to the point where he could no longer do many of the things he loved, including hiking and being in the woods with local boy scout troops as a long-time scout leader. “It just got to the point where the hills and uneven ground was too much.”
“Larry was suffering from a knee condition known as unicompartmental osteoarthritis,” reports Dr. Travis Clegg M.D., joint replacement specialist. “His pain, which was mostly on the inside part of the knee, was caused from loss of cartilage, resulting in bone-on-bone pressure.”
Because of this, he was an excellent candidate for a minimally-invasive, partial knee replacement.
A partial knee replacement is a procedure in which the worn-out compartment of the knee is re-surfaced. The rest of the knee, including the ligaments and cartilage, are left intact, resulting in pain relief and a more normal feeling knee after surgery.
“I was amazed at how quick I recovered. I was walking without a cane 2 days after the surgery. Dr. Clegg and his team are amazing!”
“Larry was able to return to hiking and doing the things he loves once we got rid of his pain. That is the best part about being a joint replacement surgeon.”
Larry has now been enjoying his “new knee” for over 6 years.
To see if joint replacement is right for you or someone you know, schedule an appointment with Dr. Clegg today.