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Orthopedics - Joyce Pruitt

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Arthritis no longer slows down Pruitt after total knee replacement surgery at Coryell Memorial Hospital

The day after her total knee replacement surgery at Coryell Healthl, Joyce Pruitt, felt like a new woman.

"For years, I battled knee problems," Pruitt says. “I had been putting off having my knee replaced, but I finally couldn’t live with the pain anymore. I had been doing steroid and the rooster comb injections, but they just weren’t giving me any relief.”

Pruitt, a local business owner, and grandmother who loves to travel suffered from osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease in her knee.

Decision for surgery

After talking with her family, friends and physician, Pruitt decided that her knee was so bad it couldn't become worse, and a total knee replacement was the best decision for her. She had her right knee replaced in April 2017.

After surgery, she went faithfully three times a week to physical therapy and also did exercises at home, and her knee is now very flexible. Getting back to her active lifestyle is one of the best benefits of the knee replacement surgery. “I was back at work at Pruitt’s Shell, part time, in less than a month and was able to travel to Aruba with friends. We went parasailing and had a blast. I would do the surgery again in a heartbeat,” says Pruitt.


Is this surgery right for you?

If you are experiencing joint pain, call Coryell Health Medical Clinic at (254) 865-2166 and to find out more.