On May 29, on Dr. Cole’s recommendation, I underwent right knee arthroscopy at Rush Oak Park after having had pain for 8 months and no alleviation after PT and a cortisone shot. I had medial plica and Hoffa’s fat pad resection and some cleanup done. It is now almost 6 months from my surgery, and I want to thank you all (and all the staff at Rush and Rush Oak Park) for a successful outcome.
I no longer have random wrenching medial knee pain when standing or leaning over, I can walk with no problem, and I am slowly returning to dance and exercise and having good results. I can also be in a pool without the movement of the water over my knee causing pain. Since the end of September, I have been doing quad exercises and riding a stationary bike 3-5 miles 3 times per week (with no resistance). I have also been taking level I Zumba and dance classes twice a week for 25 minutes each. Today I tried a 40-minute level 2 class and, with modifications, had a fairly good result. Still working out some minor soreness each time I try a new level or length of duration of exercise, but I think that’s part of the recovery/rebuilding process. I am pleased, pleased, pleased with my result!
Thank you for giving me my daily mobility back and for also allowing me to return to my love of dance and anything dance related. If I had followed the advice of the local doctor I saw before learning of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Dr. Cole from my PTs, I would probably be inactive, miserable, and, on his advice, living in a ranch house right now.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for all of you. May you enjoy a great holiday!