ONE patients frequently volunteer to tell their stories so that others may learn from their experiences. We applaud them for their strength and determination and offer their testimonials as a source for inspiration.
With sports medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists on staff, it’s easy to see why SportONE is the team of choice for area athletes of all levels. Click here to read how we’ve helped Olympian Lloy Ball continue to play the sport he loves.
Total Ankle Testimonials
Ortho NorthEast offers the Total Ankle procedure, a new treatment designed to relieve pain and restore mobility for people with severe ankle pain. After 15 years of pain and instability from an ankle fusion, Sandra Thomas had the procedure. She is delighted to be able to once again ride a bike, wear different styles of shoes and do simple activities most people take for granted. Earl Gerber is excited the Total Ankle procedure helped him get his life back. He no longer suffers from debilitating ankle pain so he can work on his farm and play golf again. To learn more about the experiences of Sandra and Earl, click here.
XLIF Back Surgery Testimonials
In northeast Indiana, Ortho NorthEast is the first place to offer XLIF (extreme lateral interbody fusion), a minimally invasive alternative to open back surgery. James Horton underwent the XLIF procedure in April 2009 and was able to return to his job much sooner than expected. Having had open back surgery previously, he noticed a big difference in the recovery time. Ethel Weaver says that she feels 20 years younger after her XLIF procedure and tells others not to wait as long as she did. To learn more about the experiences of James and Ethel, click here.
Cartilage Restoration Center Testimonials
The ONE Cartilage Restoration Center (CRC) is an exclusive Center of Excellence that provides alternatives to joint replacement surgery. Joe Cockrell’s knee was damaged from years of wear and tear, and the pain was so bad he could barely walk. Dr. Brett Gemlick performed an advanced microfracture procedure that helped trigger the production of new cartilage in Joe’s knee and got him on his feet again. Matt Dawson was just 21 years old when he seriously injured his knee and was at risk for developing arthritis. Luckily, Matt sought the help of the physicians at Ortho NorthEast who were able to reattach Matt’s cartilage and prevent him from suffering from a lifetime of knee problems. To learn more about the experiences of Joe and Matt, click here.