Betsy Nunnery: Tennis Player, Torn Meniscus


One night this past October, I knew something was wrong with my knee. I had just finished playing a tennis match and knew I could not continue to play because of the stiffness and pain in my knee. Since my retirement 6 years ago, I have been going to the gym and playing tennis regularly and now could not do either of these things which changed my everyday routine greatly. I am not one to sit down for hours unless it is at night watching one of the many TV dramas that I DVR. 

I called Midlands Orthopaedic's and to my surprise Dr. Kirol had a few appointments open. I also found out he operated on one of my league teammates, so I felt very comfortable with seeing Dr. Kirol.   I went to see Dr. Kirol and he told me he thought I tore my meniscus. After the MRI confirmed what he suspected, the surgery was scheduled.  After surgery, physical therapy was arranged which really helped me become more aware of what I needed to do to get back to where I was. 

Now seven weeks since my surgery I am playing tennis and going to the gym on a regular basis thanks to Dr. Kirol. You can't even tell I had surgery! My tiny scars are not really visible unless you look really close. I have talked to many people who have had the same problem and some have waited years to do something about it.  My advise is... do not wait. Take care of it right away so you can get back to your normal routine. I highly recommend Dr. Kirol at Midland’s Orthopaedic’s!