Patient Stories

Knee Buckling From Arthritis

Dorothy Craig trims her rose bush in the her garden

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.


Triumph Over Trauma: Agnes Green

Life-Guard helicopter flying over Carilion's Level 1 Trauma Center

Agnes Green and her husband were driving home when tragedy struck. Suffering from multiple severe injuries, Agnes was taken by a Carilion Life-Guard helicopter to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital's Level 1 Trauma Center in Roanoke, Va.

There she was hospitalized and treated for 11 broken ribs and a head injury. Due to the advanced care Agnes received at our trauma center, she is back to working in her beloved garden. Watch her story of triumph over trauma.



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