“I don’t even think about that knee. It’s strong, stable, and pain-free.”
Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies patient Dr. Richard Juday awarded Dr. FitzGibbons and Dr. Koldenhoven with the 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 OCR 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, OCR’s 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 a 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, live to the fullest. His confidence in the doctors and staff at Front Range Orthopedics & Spine is 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).
Whether you’re a competitive badminton player or a one-time mountain biker who sustained an injury while enjoying your adventure, we are here for you.
Our team of specialists will work with you to help you get back out there and live life to its full potential again. Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies provides you with six full-service, comprehensive medical campuses and more than 41 providers to choose from.