"I am a 48-year-old male and received a total knee replacement on my left leg sixteen days ago. My joint pain was gone from the very first day and I was able to put full weight on it. I was in the hospital for two days. After coming home, I used a walker for three days then switched to a cane for the next week. After that, I no longer needed the cane. My incision is healing nicely. I have been using the continuous passive motion machine and going to physical therapy as directed by my surgeon. Through hard work, persistence, and the help of my physical therapist, I am quickly regaining my knee flexion. I have had full extension since the day of surgery. I am very thankful for Dr. Kody's skill and for the excellent treatment I received from his entire team. The new knee feels exactly like my real knee did in my younger years. There is no pain in the joint at all. I was bow legged all my life and now my left leg is straight. I am excited about getting my right knee replaced in the near future and look forward to living and sleeping without chronic pain in my knees. I have full confidence that I will be able to return to my favorite activity (taking long evening walks with my wife) soon after my second surgery. By the beginning of next summer, I will be slalom water skiing thanks to Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists." -- Dick E.
Patient Story 1102