Knee Buckling From Arthritis

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By Stephanie Specht on February 21, 2016

For three years the pain in Dorothy Craig's knee had been getting progressively worse. She could not bend over or walk very well, and her knee would often buckle, causing her to fall.

At 85 years old, Dorothy and her doctor knew that more falls could lead to much more serious injuries, so her physician sent her to John Mann, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at Carilion Clinic's Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences.

Dorothy successfully underwent knee surgery and walked that very same day. She was soon back to tending to her garden, visiting with all of her friends and living the independent lifestyle she is used to. Watch the video below to learn more about how Dorothy was rebuilt by Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics.