In His Own Words

TruMatch® Makes Jim Kerr A Happy Camper

Jim Kerr

Before his knee replacement surgery, Jim Kerr couldn't mow the lawn, climb a ladder, or participate in some of his favorite campground activities. TruMatch from FHN changed all that...and now he is doing things he hadn't done in quite some time.

Jim's pain was intense. "Saying my knee hurt is an understatement," he says. "The pain was constant. It was difficult to walk, almost impossible to climb stairs, and I couldn't keep up with anybody. I couldn't even find a comfortable position to just sit around. I knew I had to do something, so I went to see Dr. Dammann."

Dr. Greg Dammann, FHN orthopaedic surgeon and TruMatch specialist, reviewed all of Jim's images and identified him as a good candidate for the personalized procedure. "Jim had bone-on-bone arthritis as a result of degenerative changes in the knee joint. I felt a knee replacement using the TruMatch system was the right choice," he confirms. This innovative technique can help expedite recovery and healing time. Specialized leg scans create customized surgical guides that adapt to each patient's anatomy. This helps with precise positioning and alignment, which increases positive results.

Jim was convinced. He scheduled his surgery and quickly benefitted from his TruMatch experience. "When I first stood after the procedure, my normal knee pain – the pain I had lived with for years – was completely gone. It was amazing," Jim shares. "I did physical therapy three times a week for two months and now I feel strong. I am so happy with how it went that I am having my other knee replaced soon. I would recommend Dr. Dammann and TruMatch to anyone. It changed my life."

Are you sick and tired of constant knee pain? Look into your TruMatch. Call FHN Orthopaedics at 1-877-6000-FHN (877-600-0346), ext. 943.