KNEE PAIN AND SKIING – NOT AN OPTION!
In an article in The Oregonian, an Oregon Online Newspaper, author Devan Schwartz, a ski patroller who has dealt with his share of knee injuries says, “The pain is so acute, I often thought patients were faking it.”
Linda H. lived most of her life in Vail, Colorado and like most who lived there, was an avid skier. She injured her knee about 17 years earlier and for the past 10 years suffered with severe knee pain which kept her from her favorite hobby.
THE SEARCH FOR RELIEF
Linda saw over 8 different surgeons, but no one would give her any options for the relief she sought. Either they didn’t offer her the results she was looking for, or, she felt that some were just too experimental and she just wasn’t ready to take any chances. Her final choice was to simply live with the pain until she found the “right” surgeon.
LINDA’S MOVE TO NEW JERSEY
After relocating to NJ, Linda decided to search again for relief. She was tired of all of the pain and limitations to what she could comfortably do. She searched the web for “The Best Knee Surgeon” and found Dr. Steven Struhl’s website. At her appointment, Dr. Struhl told her that her knee was “smooth on smooth” and shared that using the Mako robotic knee surgery technique would be a great option to the patellofemoral pain syndrome she suffered from.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a syndrome characterized by pain or discomfort seemingly originating from the contact of the posterior surface of the patella (back of the kneecap) with the femur (thigh bone). It is also called “runner’s knee” and can cause extreme pain.
SINCE THE SURGERY
Linda has since opted for the surgery, and since Dr. Struhl preformed it, she is no longer in pain. After only 2 months, she is already walking! Linda says, “He (Dr. Steven Struhl) solved it. It is a miracle and I have a whole new knee!” Linda enthusiastically tells us she has waited a long time to be no longer in pain, is now running up and down stairs, and, best of all, is able to ski again!
DR. STRUHL IS THE BEST!
“I would highly recommend Dr. Struhl to anyone suffering from patellofemoral or other knee pain. It is not just what he did for my knee, but it was the whole experience with him and his professional staff.”