Partial Knee Replacement: Dorothy’s Story

When cortisone injections no longer relieved her knee pain, Dorothy Chaney turned to Thomas Shriwise, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics.

Dorothy had osteoarthritis in both knees, an orthopedic condition that occurs when cartilage covering the bones wears away, causing the bones to rub against each other. Because Dorothy already had hardware above the joint line of her left knee from a previous femur fracture repair, Dr. Shriwise recommended an Oxford mobile bearing partial knee replacement, a treatment option for patients with severe knee pain or conditions not relieved by non-surgical methods.

Within months of her surgery, Dorothy was back up and moving, delighted to walk without knee pain and even attending a Kansas City Royals baseball game for the first time in several years. Watch as Dorothy and Dr. Shriwise tell her story in more detail:

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