Partial Knee Replacement: Phyllis’ Story

Phyllis Budesheim tried a number of conservative methods to relieve her knee pain. When she was unable to find relief, her physician recommended total knee replacement. Determined to explore all of her treatment options before making a final decision, Phyllis turned to Thomas Shriwise, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, for a second opinion.

Upon meeting Dr. Shriwise, Phyllis learned she was suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, which is an orthopedic condition that occurs when cartilage covering the bones wears away and causes the bones to rub against each other. Dr. Shriwise recommended an oxford mobile bearing partial knee replacement, a treatment option for patients with severe knee pain or conditions not relieved by medications and other non-surgical methods.

Watch as Phyllis and Dr. Shriwise tell her patient story in more detail:

Patients with severe knee pain or other conditions may find the following information helpful:


The medical information contained in the Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of orthopedic conditions. This information should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan. As each patient may have specific symptoms or associated problems, the treatment regimen for a specific patient may not be the proper treatment for another.

Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. We believe the information presented on our website will be helpful for those individuals experiencing orthopedic injuries or other musculoskeletal problems. However, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your family physician. You are encouraged to consult with your physician to discuss any course of treatment presented or suggested.