Knee Arthritis Patient Stories

Orthopedic Surgeon chooses PT Over Surgery for Arthritis


Life was great for Wade Rademacher, MD, for about the first 10 years of his retirement. The orthopedic surgeon was spending more time with his wife, Phyllis, and working on his 10-acre property in Carmel, Ind. Dr. Rademacher repaired fences and the barn, took care of a horse, and did home maintenance. “My health improved amazingly with hard work…

Firefighter Kevin Ply Gets Back to Helping People After Knee Replacement


Kevin Ply has been a firefighter since 1989, but pain in his right knee almost forced him out of helping people in dangerous situations and into early retirement.

As a fire chief, Ply’s work is mostly administrative. His knee pain was preventing him from making occasional runs on fire trucks or ambulances. More…

Knee Replacement Revision Surgery Relieves Pain and Improves Life for David Huxtable


When David Huxtable’s left leg started collapsing every time he stood after a total knee replacement, he knew that something was wrong. “Every time I took a step on my left leg in physical therapy, my leg would pop out sideways,” says David, who is 70 years old and lives in Lafayette, Ind. David’s pain was more severe…