Hiking in Peru less than 1 year after Knee Surgery by Dr. Phil Davidson:
Dear Dr. Davidson,
You will remember that I am a Czech woman that you treated with surgery in December of last year. You removed a cyst from my leg and cleaned up the knee and smoothed under my patella. After the surgery, I felt some pain, but it was on and off. I have been doing very well.
My husband and I had planned a trip to Peru this summer and I was a little nervous about how the knee would handle long hikes and climbs. We returned last weekend and I want to tell you that not for a single moment did I have a problem with my knee. I did not wear a brace or anything. We climbed 2 mountains, 19,000 ft in altitude, and hiked many miles. I felt great. It was just amazing.
I wanted to share this with you and thank you again for your help. If my knee will stay as strong as it is now, I basically consider it a miracle. And, I realize that this is thanks to you. I will definitely recommend you as a knee surgeon to anyone I know that needs help. If I ever have an orthopedic problem again (hopefully not) I will come to see you.
Thank you again!