Positive attitude and preparation lead to successful double knee replacement
By Stephanie Hill
Gene Krohnberg of St. Peter injured his knees when he was in his 20s. It wasn’t until December 8, 2014 that the retired teacher had a bilateral knee replacement at River’s Edge Hospital through the OrthoEdge program.
A virus in both knees sent Krohnberg to the hospital in September. He said it was then that he knew it was necessary to have both of his knees replaced.
Prior to attending Joint Camp, OrthoEdge’s joint replacement education class, Krohnberg said he talked to some people who had also had knee replacement surgery.
“I did lots of exercises ahead of time,” he said. “It helped in recovery.”
Following surgery Krohnberg stayed at River’s Edge for three days. The day of surgery he got up and started his recovery.
“I knew what was going to happen,” he said. “The first time getting up was painful but once I was up it was better.”
Krohnberg said he would recommend the OrthoEdge program and River’s Edge Hospital to anyone.
“The nurses were so great and so friendly. The aides were a lot of fun,” Krohnberg said. “The facility is so good. The rooms are big and I felt safe. There is always someone around to help.”
Since having his surgery Krohnberg says he is looking to spring and summer. In the meantime, he is keeping up with his recovery by going to LiveWell Fitness, the medical gym at River’s Edge.
To others having joint replacement Krohnberg offers the following advice, “Exercise a head of time and have a positive attitude.”
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Stephanie Hill is the Director of Marketing at River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic. The information and suggestions contained in this blog are not intended to replace advice, diagnosis or treatment of qualified medical professionals. Consult with your primary care provider before starting a new diet or fitness program.