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Tedd Boomershine

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According to Tedd Boomershine, the most important factor in his recovery was sticking with physical therapy. He would go four times per week at a nearby fitness center, walking to and from each time with his dog Stella. His first big test was on a vacation in Florence, Italy. There, Tedd climbed up 437 steps, which is something he couldn’t have done prior to surgery. He even went on a 20 mile hike one day!

Q: When did you have your surgery?

A: I had both knees replaced with Conformis implants in October 2014. I’m over 2 years out from surgery!

Q: What were your knees like before surgery?

A: I’ve been a runner for over 30 years, and all of the wear and use made both knees bone on bone. My career in law enforcement also took a toll on my knees… It just became so painful to do day-to-day activities. When the pain became so severe I had to go to the hospital, I decided to do some research on the Conformis implants. I loved that they would be made just to fit me!

Q: What can you do now that you've had your knee replacements?

A: I’m able to work out every day. Usually I walk to the gym with my dog, Stella, where I’ll do exercises like the bike and weight machines. My biggest achievement is I recently went on a trip to Florence, Italy where I was able to climb up 437 steps. My physical stature changed, as well – I was bow-legged my whole life, but because the Conformis implants corrected the alignment I now have straight knees and I gained an inch in height back!

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