January 15th, 2010

With two new knees, my exercise advice

By Kelley Luckstein

USA Today Founder, Joint surgery has become common for those who are restricted in exercising, walking or working…

 

But about 10 years ago at age 75, the regular running — on streets, sidewalks, running paths or even sandy beaches — started becoming painful. So I switched to a treadmill, later an elliptical trainer and finally a crosstrainer.

 

My surgery was done at the renowned Mayo Clinic at its Jacksonville branch near my Cocoa Beach home. I requested to have both knees done at the same time, partly because former first lady Barbara Bush had that done successfully at Mayo in Rochester, two years ago…

 

Dr. Mark P. Brodersen, a low-key Midwesterner (from Iowa) did my surgery.

 

USA Today  by Al Neuharth, 1/14/10

Tags: exercise, knee replacements, Orthopedics

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