As the owner of an award-winning catering and event planning company, Marjorie Monahan has spent her career on her feet preparing beautiful meals and functions for her clients to enjoy. But over the last few years, knee pain began to get in her way.
“In my business I work long days and also do a lot of grocery shopping at specialty food warehouse stores. Getting around was becoming very painful and difficult. If the building didn’t provide one of those ride on grocery carts, I needed assistance,” remembers Marjorie of Allentown.
When Marjorie heard Grand View Health was now offering Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for some patients who need total or partial knee replacements, she was intrigued. She scheduled a consultation with Paul Weidner, MD, with Upper Bucks Orthopaedics at Grand View Health who confirmed she was a good candidate for robotic assisted surgery.
“The great thing about Mako is that it can provide patients with a faster recovery with less pain because it brings a higher level of precision during surgery and ensures the artificial knee is placed in the exact proper position. It’s an excellent option for people on the go, like Marjorie,” explains Dr. Weidner.
A fast recovery with less pain was exactly what Marjorie hoped for, and exactly what she got when she had her total knee replacement surgery with Dr. Weidner in October 2018. She says her surgery was fast and easy and she was on her feet in a matter of days.
Best of all, Marjorie was quickly able to get back into the kitchen, doing what she loves best: cooking up orders for her clients. “I didn’t skip a beat!”