HIS KNEE PAIN WAS CRIPPLING
"I felt like an old man. I didn't want that kind of life."
Ed's knee pain began two years ago when he slipped on wet leaves as he was taking out the trash one morning. The fall tore his right ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) which stabilizes the knee joint. Plus, the ACL in Ed's left knee was also damaged from decades of running and refereeing. When the pain became too much, a physician friend of Ed's recommended he go see Dr. Christopher Kaeding, an orthopaedic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ed had one simple goal in mind: he wanted to be able to run and officiate without pain. During the appointment, Dr. Kaeding did a thorough examination, talked about Ed's love of sports, and discussed the goal he hoped to accomplish. The surgeon assured Ed that his goal was attainable and they would do everything possible to help him reach it.