“I can’t say enough about all 3 of the doctors I have seen-Drs. Pater, FitzGibbons & Koldenhoven. They are fantastic! We are lucky to have such a great orthopedic practice here in Longmont.”
Marian Stumpf sat on a wall.
Marian Stumpf had many great falls.
But all the fantastic OCR doctors and all the amazing OCR staff
Successfully put Marian together again!
Marian Stumpf is no stranger to the orthopedic clinic and even compares herself to Humpty Dumpty. In her active 79 years, she has had multiple broken bones, arthroscopic surgeries, and joint replacements! Besides having a doctorate in nursing and working until this year, Marian is a wife, mother of 3, and grandma to 2 grandchildren. She enjoys traveling to the Pacific Northwest, the Baja peninsula and wants to go on a river cruise. “I enjoy walking, hiking, and biking.” Marian and her husband are also gourmet cooks and enjoy entertaining.
“Several years ago, I was walking the dog, and he pulled really hard on the leash. I knew I was injured but waited a couple of years to come in.” Marian had severely injured her shoulder and needed a total shoulder replacement. Dr. Pater completed her procedure. “When I came in for a check-up, I had a great range of motion. It was an amazing recovery. I did everything Dr. Pater said to do – I slept in a recliner, and I was proactive with the opposite arm before surgery.” Although Marian’s shoulder was feeling great, her knee from several previous surgeries long ago was starting to become painful.
“My right knee was more and more painful, so I started seeing Dr. FitzGibbons. I had several series of Hyaluronic Acid injections over many years, and they were accommodating. But, eventually, they were ineffective, and I knew I needed a joint replacement in that knee too.” Marian wants to be active, so she scheduled surgery. She was in the hospital overnight. She went to physical therapy and worked hard on her range of motion. Marian was doing so well after 7 weeks that she decided to go on vacation with her family to a house on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest.
While enjoying the first couple days of vacation, Marian, unfortunately, slipped on the steps and twisted her ankle. She went to urgent care in Washington, where she was told she had a sprain. Marian walked on her injured leg for the rest of vacation with only an ace bandage. Marian was in so much pain that it was tough to enjoy the vacation. “As soon as I got home, I came to the walk-in clinic, got an x-ray, and found out I had a fracture. I’d fractured the fibula but walked on it for a week!” Marian came to see Dr. Koldenhoven that next Monday. “I knew Dr. Koldenhoven from a previous mid-foot collapse – a small stress fracture – that he did a fantastic job diagnosing and treating.” Marian would need to wear a boot for about 8 weeks for her fibula fracture, an ankle brace for 4 weeks, and go to physical therapy. “I can’t say enough about all 3 of the doctors I have seen. They are fantastic! We tell everyone because when you find a good MD, you want to share them with the people you care about. We are lucky to have such a great orthopedic practice here in Longmont.”
Marian is feeling good now. She is looking forward to an active, pain-free summer and finally booking that river cruise!
OCR is here to support you on the road to recovery. From our outpatient surgery and recovery center to our physical therapy department and imaging, our entire team will care for you from head to toe to help you become the champion of your lifestyle.