A New Beginning for Marion
John Hur M.D.
It took more than five years of debating, but Marion Stewart, 69, finally decided it was time to have total knee replacement surgery. I explained to Marion that the road to recovery would require determination and motivation.
Marion was determined to end the discomfort and limitations of her bad knee. During her surgery on Dec. 7, 2011, I used computer assisted surgical navigation to accurately set her new knee. Using this high-tech process often translates into benefits for the patient including less pain, greater range of motion and faster recovery times.
After the successful surgery, her son, Nick, motivated his mother in a unique way by recording videos of her exercise routines. This way, she could easily remember them and could visually chart her progress. With the help a physical therapist, Marion recovered ahead of schedule and she said the total knee replacement surgery gave her a new beginning in life.
Many of our patients at Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists need their family and friends to help them through the rehabilitation process, and I was impressed with Nick’s method of using video. Nick edited multiple recordings into a short movie trailer that he premiered at their family holiday party in 2011. He passed it along to our staff and he wants to share it with you.
Nick said he titled the video “Mom’s Road to London 2012”as a metaphor of her hard work and inspirational triumph.