Patient Profile

Marian

Profession: Other
Hobbies: Jogging/ Running
Doctor: Winston J. Warme, MD

Briefly describe your symptoms and the medical condition that brought you to see the doctor.

I was in the Army in 1993 and tore my ACL during a training accident.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

Dr Warme laid out my options in layman's terms. Because of his lifestyle of rigorous physical activity he could better convey the pros and cons to my options of having surgery or not. He let ME decide what path was better for my lifestyle. I chose surgery. He emphasized the importance of physical therapy and illustrated what could happen if I didn't follow through. I did exactly what Dr Warme advised and I recuperated in no time. In fact I've been an avid runner over the years and just completed a full marathon this year. Dr Warme tells it like it is, yet is compassionate and truly cares.

What can you do now that you could not do before surgery? Have you been able to return to your hobbies or sports at the same level as pre-injury or at an even higher level?

I think the knee Dr Warme replaced my ACL on I'd stronger than my normal knee. I've never had any problems with it.