Richard Juday – Dr. FitzGibbons
Front Range Orthopedics & Spine patient, Dr. Richard Juday (pictured in green), awarded Dr. FitzGibbons and Dr. Koldenhoven with his medals he recently won at the 2014 Badminton State Games.
“You’ve heard of ‘re-gifting’ an item at Christmas? Well, I am expressing my gratitude most recently by ‘re-awarding’ my medals from the July 2014 State Games,” Dr. Juday explained. “The doctors at Front Range have allowed me to maintain a happy and active lifestyle.”
Dr. Juday has been playing competitive badminton, on a national level, since 1960. “A lifetime sport is good for you but it takes a toll on the body; nonetheless, I can’t stress enough the importance of having a lifetime sport,” Dr. Juday said. Moreover, Front Range Orthopedics & Spine surgeons have contributed to Dr. Juday’s ability to continue to play badminton, hike Colorado’s mountains, mow the lawn and generally keep up with his wife.
Recently Dr. Juday and his wife went on a backpacking trip, which was 12-miles round trip, required 40 pound packs and had 2,700 feet in elevation gain. His left knee (with the replacement) handled the trek like a champ. “I don’t even think about that knee. It’s strong, stable and pain free,” Dr. Juday commented. Nonetheless, Dr. Juday is now having issues with his right knee. Currently, Dr. Koldenhoven is helping manage his right knee with cortisone injections. There may be a right knee replacement in the future, but Dr. Juday doesn’t seem concerned.
Dr. Juday has lived, and continues to live, life to the fullest. His confidence in the doctors and staff at Front Range Orthopedics & Spine are proving to meet and exceed his expectations as a patient. To date he is a patient of Dr. FitzGibbons, Dr. Koldenhoven and Dr. Pater (Dr. Pater has performed a trigger finger release for Dr. Juday).