Walking Tall Again
Partial implant Puts Patients on the Go
by Julie Jacobs
Arthritis of the knees had plagued John S. for decades. Despite trying an array of medications and enduring series after series of cartilage-restoring injections, John could not find relief. In fact, his condition worsened and was especially painful and disruptive to his life during the past 15 years. He grew progressively bowlegged, which greatly impacted his job as an electrical engineer. “I was working out in the field, where I had to be on my feet for hours at a time,” the Kinnelon resident says. “Because of my knees, I’d have to sit down much too often.”

In search of a permanent solution, John visited three surgeons, all of whom recommended a full-knee replacement. Then someone suggested he see Gregory Charko, MD, attending orthopedic surgeon at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. After taking and reviewing x-rays, Dr. Charko felt that John was a good candidate for a partial-knee replacement, utilizing the Oxford® Partial Knee Implant. The day after surgery on his left knee this past October, John was out of the hospital using only a cane for support. Four days after the procedure, he was walking totally unassisted. And just a week afterward, he was back at work.
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