Partial Knee Replacement
Gary Rosenberg’s mind was made up. Yeah, he was 62, but age and a
balky knee wouldn’t slow down this long-distance runner, cyclist,
and overall fitness fanatic.
Gary’s right knee was the problem. Minor surgeries and cortisone
injections weren’t working. It was harder to run and ride his bike.
He thought Visalia orthopedic surgeon
Dr. Ian Duncan could help.
“I was hoping he could just clean out the knee again and I’d
be on my merry way,” Gary said. “But Dr. Duncan showed me
the X-rays of my knee. It was bone on bone.”
Instead of a total knee replacement, whose long recovery would have separated
Gary from his bicycle for months, Dr. Duncan performed a partial knee
replacement. A patient exam and x-rays revealed arthritis was localized
to one area, so Gary was a good fit, Dr. Duncan said. Three weeks after
surgery Gary was back on his bike.
Today, he rides over 400 miles weekly with no pain. Partial knee replacement
surgery is just one of the many offerings that make up Kaweah Delta’s
comprehensive line of orthopedic services.