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  • Andrea Marx

    Dover, Massachusetts

    I am currently a junior at Wake Forest University with a major in Business and Enterprise Management, concentration in Marketing, and minor in HealthCare Policy & Administration. In the summer of 2014 I completed an internship in the Marketing and … Continue reading

  • Josephine Barger

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    I was born seventh in my wonderful family of nine children and enjoyed an active life playing with my younger twin sisters and going on to play tennis and doing some cross-country skiing until my late seventies. When I fell … Continue reading

  • Obesity linked to increased risk for orthopaedic conditions and surgical complications

      ROSEMONT, Ill.—Obesity affects individual patient care, the healthcare system and nearly every organ in the body. People with obesity often have other health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, certain tumors and cancers, and psychiatric disorders. However, the role of … Continue reading

  • Chuck Cooper

    Longmont, Colorado

    Because of my orthopaedic care I can climb “14ers” again – mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. There are 54 in my home state of Colorado. After my two knee replacements I chose to climb Mount Evans (35 miles west … Continue reading

  • Eugene N. Chlebowski

    South Bend, Indiana

    I was a truck driver for 40 years delivering building materials. I retired in 1995 and went into construction with my sons, building pole barns and room additions. After a few years I started to notice my knees were giving … Continue reading

  • Gregory Bullock

    New Egypt, New Jersey

    On July 2, 2012 I received a bi-lateral knee replacement … on August 16, 2014 I became the first person ever to ascend Mt. Washington by bicycle with double knee replacements. From July 2013 through July 2014 I have ridden … Continue reading

  • Vicki Cross-Grigsby

    Houston, Texas

    I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in my early teens. Throughout my life, I consistently had severe knee pain. I lived with this pain for over 40 years. I have had several arthroscopic knee surgeries and injections but nothing … Continue reading

  • Nancy Boyer

    , Alabama

  • Chuba Oyolu

    San Bruno, California

    I suffered a complete tear of my ACL in 2012 during a fairly innocuous game of soccer. I went through the grueling process of surgery and extensive rehabilitation to get myself back healthy and fully fit. I decided to turn … Continue reading

  • Doris Pope-Banks

    Red Lion, Pennsylvania

    I had pain my knees for years. I went to the pool in my community 5 days a week which help me maintain flexibility. I have always been self conscious about my weight and have not been successful in maintaining … Continue reading