Mr. John Dunker is our May Patient of the Month. He is 83 years young and has always been active, playing polo and flying airplanes. Before he came to Genesis as a patient, he underwent left knee replacement that resulted in more pain and occasional weakness that causes him to fall down backward. Mr. Dunker had done some research and, using his engineering background, chose to have a prosthesis created specifically for him but the procedure was unsuccessful, and the knee replacement was not, as promised, using his individual specifications by Conformis but instead was off-the-shelf and modified for him while in surgery.
He then came to Genesis, looking for a better outcome for his right knee. “When Dr. Shadid did (my knee) I went in in the morning and I was out that night. When they did the left one, I was there from the 12th through the 28th of February! I couldn’t say enough good about Genesis. They delivered what they promised.” He underwent physical therapy, with the bulk of the work being focused on his previous knee replacement, saying “they were working with the left knee, because the left one is causing all the problems.” He is still struggling with pain and lack of control with the first replacement.
Mr. Dunker wants all patients to do their research and advocate for themselves, as well as choose the best possible providers. He says, “With the outcome of what Genesis did with my right leg, I couldn’t be happier.”