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Laura's story  Because only one section of her knee was damaged, Laura's orthopaedic surgeon recommended the Sigma® High Performance Partial Knee. 
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Jane's story Jane knew it was time to think about solutions when she realized that her knee pain was also affecting her family.
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Jim's story “My life is wonderful now, compared to before the surgery. I can sit down in a chair without pain, I can play 18 holes of golf, and I can ride my bike again.” Read how knee replacement surgery helped Jim return to an active lifestyle.
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Roger's story Instead of feeling like his life is passing him by, Roger sends his knee surgeon photos of his adventure-filled vacations.
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Lesa's story Ultimately, Lesa realized she could no longer watch her life pass her by, so she and her orthopaedic surgeon decided it was time for total knee replacement.
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Anita's story Anita's surgeon chose the Sigma® Knee from DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., because it suited Anita's lifestyle and activity levels.
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Nancy's story “Our first trip with my new knee replacements was three weeks in Turkey. I couldn’t believe that I finally made the trip.  I am so grateful to have my life back again.”
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Padmini's story Padmini's doctor chose a special implant called a Sigma® Rotating Platform Knee, which suited her specific needs and lifestyle. Padmini has returned to being an active member of her senior association and to the dance floor. “My friends say I have pretty good moves for a lady of my age.”
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Diane's story Ultimately, Diane realized that she could no longer watch her once-active life pass her by, so she and her surgeon decided it was time for total knee replacement. Her doctor chose an implant called a Sigma® Rotating Platform knee, which is designed to bend and rotate.
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Josephine's story "At my daughter’s wedding, my husband and I were able to dance, which was wonderful. Now when I go out to a party, I feel beautiful!”
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Jeanne's story Before Jeanne’s surgery in February 2004, osteoarthritis had worn away her active lifestyle. She could not get out of a chair or do laundry or housecleaning. At 61, Jeanne decided she was too young to feel so old. After surgery, Jeanne worked hard at her physical therapy and was able to return to many of the things she did before osteoarthritis stopped her.
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Richard's story As the pain progressed, Richard had to start giving up the things he enjoyed. "Gardening, for instance, was just too painful. It was terrible." The pain made teaching difficult because of the constant standing. Richard eventually underwent knee replacement surgery and enjoys the way he’s able to move about and enjoy life again.
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Roseanne's story "Energetic, impish, and outgoing"—and far too young to have her mobility limited by severe knee pain—is how Roseanne describes herself. After knee pain confined her to the first floor of her home and began disrupting her sleep, she felt it was time for a change. In February 2005, Roseanne underwent surgery to replace her right knee. Her limp is gone and she can dance again.
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Nancy's story Nancy describes herself as “full of energy and a person with a wonderful zest for life.” This positive attitude has carried her throughout her life – even when the pain of osteoarthritis in both knees began wearing away her ability to do many of her favorite activities. Nancy says watching the quality of her life diminish was what ultimately made her decide to speak to a doctor about knee replacement surgery.  
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