After 45 years of running and the injuries that go with anyone’s
sport of choice, Jesús Gamboa, 64, was no stranger to pain. He had dislocated
his leg once before, even had surgery, but on a trip to Washington, D.C.
in 2014, he felt knee pain like never before.
"I woke up in the middle of the night and I just couldn’t move anymore.
I barely made it home on pure determination and guts," said Gamboa, who
after arriving home to Visalia set out for Kaweah Delta’s Emergency
Department in search of help.
After getting help to dull the pain, Gamboa went to see his doctor, got
an MRI and met with Dr. Bruce Le, a local orthopedic surgeon, who recommended
a knee replacement.