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Heather MacMillan

Heather MacMillan: Ironman participant, marathoner & FirstHealth Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement patient
There’s more than a little irony in the fact that Heather MacMillan, marathon runner and veteran of two Ironman competitions, has never injured herself while competing or training.

Both of the injuries that sent her to David J. Casey, M.D., of the FirstHealth Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Center, occurred while she was hanging out with friends and having fun – the first while dancing and the second while jumping on a trampoline at her nephew’s birthday party.

“I don’t dance very much any more,” MacMillan says. Read More

Roy Jackson

Roy Jackson: Golfer & Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement patient
Nothing keeps former Vass Mayor Roy Jackson away from a good round of golf. At least not an arthritic knee.

But as the pain in his left knee worsened early last year and as turning on what Jackson came to recognize as his “pivot point” became more difficult, his usual two games a week became more of a challenge.

“It was painful to walk and being able to turn,” Jackson says. “I would still play, but it wasn’t as much fun as it used to be.” Read More

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