Category Archives: Comeback Stories

Bob Russell: Comeback Champion

BGO is proud to acknowledge our latest Comeback Champion – Mr. Bob Russell.  Please read the story below, in Bob’s own words: “While some folks require an orthopedic procedure to repair or replacement a joint due to an injury, my story is different, I was born with hip dysplasia – meaning I was born without […]

Don Runyons: Comeback Champion

BGO wants to congratulate our latest Comeback Champion – Donald Runyons!  After years of hiking through numerous national parks without injury, an unfortunate simple fall tore his tricep tendon on October 22nd, 2018.  “I went to BGO and first saw Cheslee Bloyd (PA-C).”  A patient of Cheslee’s for quite some time, Don states “He’s my […]

Cathy Bell: Comeback Champion

This month’s Comeback Champion is Cathy Bell!  After years of cheerleading, and a meniscus repair in 2009, arthritis began to become a problem.  Daily tasks became very challenging, and even led to difficulty sleeping.  Soon enough, a knee replacement was needed.  We could not be more proud of how Cathy has overcome the adversity of […]

Gary Toler: Comeback Champion

Bluegrass Orthopaedics’ would like to acknowledge our latest Comeback Champion – Mr. Gary Toler.  While painting up on a ladder back in September, Mr. Toler had a fall and severely injured his knee. “I found out later, after numerous trips to different physicians, that I was walking around for 3+ months on a broken knee.”  […]

Kevin McGarry: Comeback Champion

Bluegrass Orthopaedics’ is very thankful to acknowledge the latest Comeback Champion – Kevin McGarry. After years of competitive sports, golf, and the infamous yard work and house projects, Kevin’s left shoulder became painful in early 2009. Kevin was able to do some conservative treatment for some time, but in the Summer of 2018, Kevin knew […]

Jerry Dale: Comeback Champion

Bluegrass Orthopaedics’ latest Comeback Champion is Jerry Dale! Jerry was needing a knee replacement, but needed to lower his blood glucose before cleared for surgery. “I began exercising to control my sugar. I started swimming 1 mile per day at the YMCA, and 5 weeks later, I lost enough weight and reduced my sugar enough […]

Tricia Reilly: Comeback Champion

Bluegrass Orthopaedics’ latest Comeback Champion is Tricia Reilly. While playing kickball in September of 2018, Tricia sustained a bimalleolar fracture of her ankle, which was close to a compound fracture. “BGO got me in quickly and fit me in for an appointment with Dr. Jason Harrod.  He and his wonderful staff welcomed me and kept […]

Bernard Dunn: Comeback Champion

Bluegrass Orthopaedics is proud to acknowledge Mr. Bernard Dunn, our latest Comeback Champion. Being a very active individual both in recreation and at work, Mr. Dunn sought treatment from BGO’s shoulder and elbow specialist Dr. Ryan Donegan. “After 35 years of plumbing and physical activities, my right shoulder (finally) gave out. I was not able […]

Thad Holway: Comeback Champion

Bluegrass Orthopaedics is very happy to hear such an active patient is well on his way to returning to the activity he loves. Thad Holway, an active water skier, states “After 18 months of constant tightness and lessened range of motion in both hips, I finally decided to listen to Dr Christensen and have both […]

Marilyn Hoffman-Elrod: Comeback Champion

Marilyn Hoffman-Elrod: Comeback Champion “I’m ready for whatever’s next!” says this month’s BGO Comeback Champion, Marilyn Hoffman-Elrod.  Being an active individual, Marilyn was at the end of her rope.  As she stated, “After several years of cortisone shots, they were becoming less and less effective.  That’s all I had to say to (physician assistant) Evan […]