I have battled with knee pain most of my life. At 15 years old, I tore my right ACL in a softball injury. Back in the 80’s, parents simply didn’t run their children into the doctor. And as a softball catcher, knee protectors were not what they are today. My parents had me treated with chiropractor care, which worked, but my knee was never the same. I had two arthroscopic procedures on my right knee for tears and unidentified floating objects, by a former orthopedic surgeon. In the summer of 2019, I had a pretty significant motorcycle accident and had a de-gloving injury to my left knee. It was very painful. I had one surgery that only temporarily relieved the pain.
In September of 2020, Dr. Peterson recommended a total knee replacement. I was nervous, but Dr. Peterson had done several of my parents’ orthopedic replacements and I knew how well they recovered, so I opted for the replacement. It’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. After 5 months, my left knee feels so good I sometimes forget it’s artificial. Dr. Peterson and his team are outstanding and are the best in their field. I am having my right knee replaced next month and I have no fears, worries, or anticipation of it not going just as well as the first replacement. I highly recommend Dr. Peterson and his whole team. I can’t thank them nearly enough for giving my pain free life back. I am 53 years old now.