Enjoying life’s simple pleasures, pain-free
After two knee replacements in less than two years, Pam Garceau shares her experience with both traditional and robotic procedures. When the little things you enjoy become difficult or impossible to do without pain, it’s time to find a solution. Sometimes – like in the case of Wheeling resident Pam Garceau – the solution includes […]
A different kind of hip replacement
It was approximately three years ago when Wheeling resident Celia Johnson started experiencing what she considered an “annoying discomfort” in her right hip. “It wasn’t long until it progressed into consistent pain and limited range of motion,” Johnson describes. “As the pain increased I walked with a pronounced limp.”
In November 2019, Johnson finally received an official diagnosis ― osteoarthritis of the hip. And she finally decided it was time to do something about her pain.
A family affair: Knee replacements for daughter, dad and mom
From the time Mike and Diane Schmalz’s three girls were young, their family was always on the go. Years later, when knee issues threatened to slow Mike and Diane down, they each turned to Phillip Ludkowski, M.D., a board certified orthopedic surgeon on staff at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) to get them back to being active grandparents.