I am 70 years old, live on Cape Cod, and have always been an active person. My husband and I were lucky enough to be able to retire 13 years ago when I was 57, and we started a tradition of heading out west to national parks for an extended hiking vacation every year. But a few years ago, when my left knee became so painful that I was no longer able to hike with my husband, I sought treatment, and found Dr. Oliver at Plymouth Bay Orthopedics. He replaced my knee, and within a few months I was able to work all day in my garden, and shortly thereafter I was hiking again. However, it was only a year or two until my right knee began to hurt, so I wasted no time in seeing Dr. Oliver again. My right knee replacement was done in February last year, and went even more smoothly than my left. I was soon hiking again, and in October I joined my husband, my sister and my niece in a hiking and camping trip into the Grand Canyon. Bright Angel Trail drops 4000 feet in its 9.6 miles. That’s the equivalent of 400 flights of stairs! And of course, there’s the return trip out, all uphill, and all with no knee pain, something I wouldn’t have thought possible just a few years ago. I wouldn’t be enjoying my active life without my miraculous surgeries!