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Published on August 16, 2013

Rita Heywood & Total Knee Replacement

Rita Heywood
Patient: Rita Heywood, Bowie, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

Service: Total Knee Replacement

Doctor: Christopher Magee, MD

After suffering with knee pain for several years, Rita Heywood, 55, of Bowie, reached her tipping point. “Medication wasn’t working anymore. I knew surgery was the next step,” Heywood says.

Taking the recommendation of a friend, Heywood went to see Christopher Magee, MD, orthopedic surgeon at the Joint Replacement Center at Washington Adventist Hospital.

“When I met Rita, it was clear conservative measures were no longer managing her intense knee pain,” Dr. Magee says. “She’s still young with two teenage kids to look after. Total knee replacement surgery was the best option to improve her quality of life and provide long-term relief.”

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