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Longer Walks in the Park
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017
When Darlene Sullivan’s knee pain interfered with the simple joys of living, she knew it was time to do something. Not only did she have trouble going up and down stairs, but her severe arthritis left her unable to keep up with her grandkids. In 2014, she scheduled an appointment with Orthopaedic Surgeon Nick Mirkopoulos, MD who recommended total knee replacements on both knees. That July, Darlene, 56, had surgery on her right knee.
“Dr. Mirkopoulos was incredible,” said the Greensburg resident. “Before surgery, he wanted me to lose weight and gain strength in my legs so he gave me a pep talk. He was straight forward with me but kind and compassionate at the same time. He wants what’s best for his patients. After my first surgery, my knee felt so much better I couldn’t wait to get the other one done.”
After getting her second knee replaced this past March, Darlene is well on her way to a full recovery. And for Darlene, her new knees allow for more shopping trips, longer walks in the park and more quality time with her grandkids.