I am in my early 80's and have played competitive (i.e., tournament) tennis since I was twelve years old. I began to experience knee pain sometime during 2018 due to deterioration in my left knee, which was probably caused by a combination of the many years of playing competitive tennis and an old high school football injury. After having a couple of shots in the knee during that year to provide temporary relief, the pain increased to the extent that it became necessary to stop playing completely early in 2019.
I began to talk with friends and fellow tennis competitors to obtain suggestions for a surgeon who specialized in knee replacement surgery. Several people with whom I talked had positive comments about Andrews Sports Medicine and, more specifically, Dr. David Moore. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Moore, who determined after an x-ray that my knee had deteriorated to a "bone-on-bone" condition. He also suggested that I was a prime candidate for knee replacement surgery. Because of Dr. Moore's busy schedule, it was necessary for me to wait a month (until early June) for the surgery, but the positive results were well worth the wait.
After about 8 weeks of recovery I was able to return to the tennis courts to hit practice balls. As the weeks passed, I was able to regain strength in the knee steadily and to increase mobility on the tennis court. In October of that year (just four and one-half months after the surgery) I played in the Alabama State Closed Tennis Tournament and won my age division. Progress has continued steadily to the point that I have almost totally recovered both speed and agility on the tennis courts. I have been VERY pleased with the results thus far and look forward to returning to a fuller schedule of tournament play in the months ahead.