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Patient Stories - Orthopedics

You Don’t Have to Live with Pain

More people in Central Minnesota choose CentraCare for orthopedic care than anywhere else. Here are some stories of orthopedic patients who have experienced great success at CentraCare.

Sidney Schreiner
Sidney Schreiner, Kimball
forearm injury, age 14

“It’s a miracle, we are incredibly grateful. She was a trooper and very positive throughout the whole ordeal. She’s nothing short of incredible.”

Arnie Berschied
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
Bob Larson, Isle
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."

Judither Seitz
Judith Seitz, Sartell
knee replacement, age 70

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

Kathy Hinkemeyer
Kathy Hinkemeyer, St. Cloud
knee replacement, age 48

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

Rosie Thell
Rosie Thell, Freeport
knee replacement, age 47

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

Cliff Teigen
Cliff Teigen, St. Joseph
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
Brett Pinkerton, Sartell
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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