Testimonial – Dale Downing
“I never even think about my replaced knee. Thanks to Dr. Degenhardt’s surgical skill, I’m back out on the golf course pain-free for all eighteen holes.” ~ Dale Downing
At 70 years old, Dale Downing has been an active golfer for over thirty years. A few years back, Dale suffered a broken leg while working with cattle. Unfortunately, his leg failed to settle properly as it healed. The bones in his leg rubbed against one another overtime, softening the cartilage that normally provides a natural cushion. Dale could no longer walk without extreme pain, let alone find his way around the golf ourse. This is when he came to Dr. Thomas Degenhardt and SRO.
Before my knee replacement, I couldn’t walk more than 100 yards without experiencing overwhelming pain. I feared that I’d never be able to golf again. I met with Dr. Degenhardt and immediately felt that I could trust him to at least lessen my pain. Dr. Degenhardt replaced my damaged knee, and I was wonderfully surprised to be up and walking the same day. Today I can feel no difference between my legs, and I never even think about my replaced knee. Thanks to Dr. Degenhardt’s surgical skill, I’m back out on the golf course pain-free for all eighteen holes.
Recently, Dale participated in a marathon golf fundraiser. In just one day, Dale played 36 holes to raise money for one of his favorite charities. Dr. Degenhardt has shown Dale Downing what thousands of other patients have discovered over the years: Santa Rosa Orthopaedic physicians care and pride themselves on getting you back to the activities you love.