MAKO Total Knee Replacement Surgery, 3-month post-op patient

MAKO Total Knee Replacement Surgery, 3-month post-op patient

I had the ACL reconstruction back in high school with two meniscectomies about 10 years later. And ran into stage four cartilage degeneration, basically bone on bone

I mean, Dr. Stone, the message that resonated with me is that he's going to give me the version 2.0 of my knee. Right? You know, it wasn't how do we kick the can down the road? How do we just keep yourself relatively on your feet? It was a matter of wanting to still perform and not give up on those activities. Changing a lifestyle is a very tough concede, I couldn't concede that, that's just bottom line. And I felt that Dr. Stone, in terms of his desire and outcome was that he also too did not want me to concede on my active lifestyle. And that dialogue that's what really convinced me to go down this path.

So little things like getting back on my bike at week five and riding 10 miles to the beach was, you know, very encouraging. Actually I got even under the squat rack at week five as well and I think it was week six did a five-mile hike with my family. And so those milestones have really resonated with the positive outcome that I anticipate.

Testimonial
The message that resonated with me is that Dr. Stone's going to give me the version 2.0 of my knee. It wasn't how do we kick the can down the road? How do we just keep yourself relatively on your feet? It was a matter of wanting to still perform and not give up on those activities. Changing a lifestyle is a very tough concede, I couldn't concede that, that's just the bottom line.
- Tony A.

Updates from Tony A.

April 2020
1yr anniversary of the new knee brought a new bike, air time, and time to reflect in these interesting times. It’s crazy to think where medical technology is today and what The Stone Clinic did to rebuild me. For so many years I was trying to stay active with arthritic pain from a high school ACL injury that compromised my quality of life - when the knee was done at a young age of 36 I thought that part of my life was done. Think again! More active now than ever and pushing the extreme limits pain free. 🤙Yes, I might injure myself in other ways but creating these adrenaline-filled moments brings satisfaction to my life that a sedentary lifestyle could never do - for some there is somewhere in between 😛 If anyone is battling with arthritic knees and have been told you must change your lifestyle I hope my experience gives you another perspective. Every year and every decade matters. Living life to the fullest pain-free is something worth spreading.
January 2020
Happy New Year to you and everyone at the Clinic!

Here’s a good pic for the wall! 8 months out and I’m doing double black diamond trails again. Also breaking a lot of my downhill PR times. Let everyone know the knee is doing great.

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