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Patient Story: Catherine from Independence, MO

  • Name: Catherine
  • Location: Independence, MO
  • Replacement Type: Knee (Left), Knee (Right)
  • Hobbies/Activities: Walking, Golfing, Biking, Swimming

"I've Begun To Play Golf Again!"

Before having both of my knees replaced I had pain all the time when I moved. Going up and down stairs and kneeling were not happy times. I wasn't able to golf, play tennis, or do distance walking. I decided to move forward with surgery when my pain level was high and I had to take a lot of medication just to function each day.

Now that I have had both of my knees replaced I am able to do distance walking again. I usually walk anywhere from 10 to 12 miles per day between my job and leisure walking for the health of it! I've begun to play golf again, but the new knees have not helped my golf score. I would like to return to playing tennis, but the work done on my shoulder (torn rotator cuff and shredded bicep) has taken that away from me.