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Patient Stories

Why wait for that hip or knee replacement you’ve been thinking about? Like these patients, you too can DO IT ALL.

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Arnie Berscheid, Grey Eagle

ankle replacements

"I've elk hunted in Colorado every year since my ankle replacements. If I hadn't had them replaced, I wouldn't be able to walk."

Bob Larson, IsleBob Larson, reverse shoulder replacement

reverse shoulder replacement, age 64

"I can do things without pain — bow hunt, golf and ride motorcycle. I'd given them up a year before my surgery. I'm extremely happy with the results."

Judith Seitz, SartellJudith, knee replacement

knee replacement, age 70

"This surgery was a life-saving thing for me.”


Kathy Hinkemeyer, St. Cloud

knee replacement, age 48

"My only regret was waiting a year too long before having surgery."

Rosie Thell, FreeportRosie

knee replacement, age 47

"When I woke up, the deep aching pain of many years was gone.”

Cliff Teigen, St. JosephCliff

2 hip replacements and a knee replacement, age 56

"As an avid barefoot waterskiier — not only was I back on the water barefoot skiing 4 weeks after surgery, but playing tennis and living life the only way I know how — actively."

Brett Pinkerton, SartellBrett

hip replacement

"Not having the chronic ache in my hip joint is such a gift!"

Paul Conrad, Albany

knee replacement, age 46

"There is no more pain and I can be active again."

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