I am a retired arthritis physician who developed progressive osteoarthritis from an old college football injury. During recent years pain and instability had begun to significantly interfere with my winter passion of snowboarding. I saw Dr. Stickney on recommendations from several former colleagues. He replaced my knee last May. The entire procedure, including preoperative and postoperative care, went without a hitch, and exceeded my expectations. I’ve been able to get back on the diamond and double diamond slopes this season without any problems. In fact, I was able to log over 25 vertical miles of terrain during a 9-day trip in January. I consider my new knee to be an early present for my 70th birthday, which I will celebrate later this month. Thank you Dr. Stickney!