I struggled for years with consistent medial left knee pain which interfered with daily living and physical activities, an important part of my life.
In 2006 at the age of 47 I began to research leading joint replacement and orthopedic hospitals in the United States who specialize in joint replacements for young active patients. I selected HSS due to their reputation and consultation. Dr. Paul Pellicci performed a right total knee replacement in January 2007. The surgery was a success and with a lot of hard PT work, I was downhill skiing 8 weeks post-op. My right knee continues to be excellent condition.
In 2018 I meet with Dr. David Mayman. He was friendly and forthright. We reviewed my left knee problems and possible options. After much thought, I decided to have a partial knee replacement in December 2018. My surgery was very successful and I was able to leave the hospital the same day. I returned to see Dr. Mayman 6 weeks post-op and he lifted all physical activity restrictions and immediately returned to downhill skiing and instructing at Whiteface Mountain. It has now been nearly 8 months since my surgery and I could not be happier. I am able to road cycle, golf, climb mountains in the Adirondacks and pursue all my interest without knee pain. Dr. Mayman's professionalism and positive demeanor was very much appreciated. He thoroughly answered all my in person and MyHSS questions without hesitation. I found ALL the support staff during my stay at HSS friendly, caring and professional not only to me but my family - thank you all!