I stay active with walking, bowling, softball, and fly fishing. Over recent years I’ve had arthroscopic procedures on both knees and both shoulders that allow me to continue to be active doing the activities I enjoy without pain.
Several years ago I tripped at work (I’m a college professor), tried to stop my fall with my hand, and wound up shattering my wrist in 6 places. No question I needed orthopaedic surgery to fix my wrist.
My doctor did amazing work on my feet and ankle issues and I did very well with the results for years, prior to that I had awful pain and sometimes had to use a power chair just to buy groceries.