See how real people have conquered their knee pain and returned to living full lives.
Roger, 73, of Federal Way, Washington, has always led an active lifestyle, both professionally and personally. An active cyclist and avid fisherman, he loved playing with his grandkids, and was always on the go.
Roger suffered from osteoarthritis in his knees for more than 15 years and it began to affect his activities and his personal life, limiting his mobility and even affecting his sleep.
Roger finally saw an orthopaedic surgeon in 2011 and had his right knee replaced with the ATTUNE® Knee System. A year later, his left knee was replaced with an ATTUNE Knee. Now Roger’s back to keeping up with his grandkids and doing the activities he loves.
As a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) specialist, Roger’s work often required long days and heavy lifting. And his hobbies demand a lot of physical strength, too. He loves fishing, playing racquetball and cycling. One of his proudest accomplishments is completing a two-day, 200-mile bike ride from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR.
Roger suffered from osteoarthritis and pain in his knees.
Eventually, his knee pain prevented him from doing the things he loved, and even interfered with his sleep.
After four arthroscopic surgeries, multiple joint lubricant injections and many sleepless nights, Roger finally saw an orthopaedic surgeon in 2011. His surgeon chose the ATTUNE® Knee System, which allows Roger to feel stable when walking and getting back to doing what he loves.
The ATTUNE Knee System has helped him live an active life again
With the help of physical therapy and dedication to his rehabilitation, Roger was able to regain his mobility and range of motion in his knee faster than he'd anticipated. He can easily climb stairs and ladders, get on the floor to play with his grandkids and even get back to taking fishing trips. Best of all, he's able to get a good night's rest again.
Roger encourages others living with knee pain not to delay talking to their doctor about treatment options.
"When you experience joint pain, you don't think there is an end in sight. Through my knee replacements, I am doing the simple things and the not-so-simple things like starting to train for another bike ride. Most importantly, I'm truly able to enjoy my retirement with my family."
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