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  • Smashing through tennis injuries

    ROSEMONT, Ill.—An estimated 11 million Americans play tennis each year. In tennis, as in many sports, the repetitive motions and large loads of force on the shoulder and elbow joints of tennis players can greatly increase risk for injury. Sudden … Continue reading

  • Joseph A. Kamor

    South Bend, Indiana

    I was walking with a limp due to pain in my knee. I had a hard time kneeling down and, when I did, I needed someone or something to hang on to in order to get up. It hurt to … Continue reading

  • C. Kris Anderson

    Hudson, Wisconsin

    I started running as a junior in high school back in the ’70s. Prior to that, I was born with flat feet. Tennis shoes were not designed for female runners and there were few distance runners. I started experiencing pain … Continue reading

  • 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