Mark Thornbloom – Joint Replacement

Mark Thornbloom comments on his hip replacement surgery at Riverwood Healthcare Center during the coronavirus pandemic.

“At age 58, this was my first surgery ever so I was glad to have the experience at Riverwood where I knew some of the people who provided my care.

The safety process for surgery patients was very thorough. I had no concerns about potential exposure to COVID-19.

Everyone on the orthopaedic team was friendly and explained things very well. It was nice to have a go-to person, Brianna Brophy, to call with questions.

From the clinic visits through the surgery process, the directions from the staff were all very clear so I knew what to expect from the pre-op exam and COVID-19 testing through recovery.

With only a one-night stay in the hospital, I was good to recover at home. After living with pain that affected my farm work and daily life, I’m looking forward to being more active again.”

To schedule an appointment for hip or knee pain evaluation at Riverwood, call 218-927-5181.

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