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New knee technology has patients opting out of traditional surgery

by Leigh Frillici / 11 News Posted on December 3, 2010 at 11:11 AM

HOUSTON—For patients that have degenerative arthritis, there’s a partial knee replacement technology that has some patients opting out of traditional surgery.

Robert Haynie, a northwest Houston resident, is one of those people.

A year ago, Haynie had a hard time walking up stairs. When walking a couple blocks to get to work or through a parking garage and office building to see his doctor, the pain would force him to stop and take a break.

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Treatment options for joint pains expand in NW Houston

Robert Haynie, a resident of Cypress, has suffered from knee pains off an on since high school. However, it wasn’t until three years ago that he began to have moderate to severe pain in his joints. The cartilage surrounding his knees was deteriorating at such a rate that even walking became a daily struggle, he said.

“A long period of time on my feet was not an option,” the scoutmaster said. “I couldn’t take my scouts on a hike because I couldn’t walk without needing to rest on my knees.

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