Caren connected with orthopedic surgeon, Kenneth Edwards, MD, to discuss a course of treatment for her chronic knee pain and swelling. Dr. Edwards recommended starting with physical therapy to rebuild broken down muscles in her leg.
As a result of her injured right knee, Caren was walking with a cane and putting added weight on her left leg resulting in pain in both knees. When the pain persisted despite physical therapy, Caren and Dr. Edwards began to discuss other options. She had to make a decision―replace one knee or two. She decided upon a bi-lateral knee replacement, which would replace both knee joints at the same time.