At the age of 72, after 40 years of running (marathon), golf, skiing, etc. my right knee started to give me problems. I consulted with Mr. Pardubsky, who discussed the several alternates of physio, injections, arthroscopy and surgery. I tried the first two without significant improvement. Scans showed my cartilage on right side of knee was severely damaged and left side also showing wear. My big question was could I run again after surgery? Mr. Pardubsky assured me yes, in a very positive way.
He operated on Wednesday morning in Clinic les Lauriers, again we agreed on spinal anaesthesia, which enabled us to converse during surgery. The operation was approx. 1 hour, followed by an hour in recovery, then X-rays. Back in my private room after about 3 hours. The nursing staff and everyone in Clinic were outstanding during my stay.
After three days I was home and able to manage the stairs, knee was swollen but not too painful. Started walking with Nordic sticks, also starting bicycle, physio ans lots of mini exercises.
After three weeks I was back playing golf. My walks got longer. At four months I was back to doing 10 km runs better than before my problems started.
Mr. Pardubsky is without doubt an outstanding surgeon. He takes time to explain everything. I cannot give enough thanks to him and his support staff.