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Gwendolyn Garrett Joly

Brooklyn, NY
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I have suffered from knee arthritis for many years. I have tried several treatments; gel injections, physical therapy, acupuncture, and OTC medications. They worked for a while, but the pain was getting worse. I decided to take the plunge and have a consultation with Dr. Gausden re. total knee replacement. I am so glad I did! I was apprehensive considering the down time and total recovery time, but I knew I had to have the surgery. It is now 18 months later and I feel like a new woman! I was not able to ride a bike, stand or walk for long periods of time. I can now do all of those things and more. The pictures I included with my story show three sets of stairs in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. They total approximately 100 steps. I can walk and run up and down those steps with no pain! I can also ride a bike and walk my dog 6 miles a day. I am so happy that I had the surgery. It has improved my quality of life immensely. Thank you Dr. Gausden and HSS!