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Gretchen Meili

Rye, NY

All my life I have enjoyed participating in sports that have been available to me. Gradually my knees narrowed my choices. Last Fall after struggling to chase my grandson all over a cross country course, I decided I had had enough knee pain. I interviewed a few recommended doctors whose specialty was knee surgery and choose Dr. Cornell of HSS. In February he did a total knee replacement of my right knee. We have the left knee replacement scheduled for October.

Before the operation he and his staff explained in depth what I should expect. HSS has a thorough pre-op education program regarding every aspect involved before and after the surgery. It was extremely helpful and accurate.

I chose physical therapy at the HSS Sports Rehab at Chelsea Piers, CT. My therapist was Alyssa Vogel. She was encouraging, challenging, and skillful in knowing and understanding what was right for me and my knee.

Three months later I was able to be Back in the Game of my now favorite sport, windsurfing. It was wonderful to be back holding a sail attached to a simple board reacting to the natural forces of the wind and experiencing again the rush of moving across the water.