Patient Advocate: Tedd Boomershine

Tedd Boomershine

Patient Advocate

When asked what to expect after knee replacement surgery, Tedd Boomershine said the most important factor 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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