Joan B Back to Walking After Partial Knee Replacement

“The hospital staff was amazing.”

Joan Bennett of Oakhurst was experiencing arthritis-related pain in her right knee and had trouble walking. When the pain failed to improve after cortisone injections, she saw orthopedic surgeon Bert Parcells, MD, who recommended a partial knee replacement.

Joan arrived at Monmouth Medical Center at 5:30 a.m. on June 18, 2020. After the surgery, she spent a few hours recovering, then went to the physical therapy department.

“The staff members gave me a walker and showed me how to go up and downstairs,” she says.

Joan was then discharged with her husband. She required minimal pain medication and began outpatient physical therapy the next day.

“I can bend my knee now,” says Joan, who is taking daily walks and can work in her yard. “The hospital staff was amazing.”

To learn more about the Fast Track Joint Replacement Surgery Program at the Joint Replacement Center at Monmouth Medical Center, call (732) 923-7971.