Lorrie Garver: Total Knee Replacements

“It’s exciting to know I can do whatever I want to do, all because of my new knees!”

Lorrie Garver: Total Knee Replacement patient

Before her knee replacements at Allegiance Health, 65-year-old Lorrie Garver was experiencing “nothing but pure pain.” Simple, everyday things like walking the length of her driveway to get the mail or even making her way across her living room caused severe pain. Today Lorrie says, “I truly enjoy walking. It feels like I have silk gliding through my knees.”

Lorrie said she chose Allegiance Health because she knew Allegiance patients who experienced good long-term results with their knees, and that was important to her.  Having an excellent care team mattered to Lorrie, too. “The nurses and staff caring for me at Allegiance were absolutely the best. It was like the team was hand-picked for me.”

She also appreciated the straight forward way her orthopaedic surgeon Paul Kenyon, MD, explained what to expect before, during and after her procedure. “Dr. Kenyon was superb. You can tell he cares about his patients. His natural goodness shines through. He made me feel confident in my decision.”

“Dr. Kenyon was superb. You can tell he cares about his patients. His natural goodness shines through. He made me feel confident in my decision.”

Lorrie Garver, total knee replacement patient

During the years before her knee replacements, Lorrie had time to think about the many things she’d like to do. “But then I’d put it out of my mind because my knee pain made it impossible. Walking without pain was really what I wanted most. Thanks to my knee surgery and the hard work I put into physical therapy, my pain is gone. So, now, if there’s something I’d like to do, I go do it.”

In addition to the joy of being pain free, Lorrie is experiencing an unexpected benefit from her knee replacements. “Being able to do more things is building my self-confidence. The more I’m able to do, the more new things I’m willing to try. There’s no more sitting around or feeling sorry for myself. A whole new world has opened up for me. I’m ready to get up and go with my family and friends. And go we do!”

“Thanks to my new knees, life is becoming better and better,” Lorrie said. “New doors are opening for me every day. I can’t wait to see what’s new down the road.”

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