Retired Ohio firefighter benefitting from new device to help chronic knee pain

  • Source: WSYX-TV FOX 28 Columbus
  • Published: 09/28/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Chuck Stenger loved being a firefighter in New Albany. But after serving for more than 30 years, his career was cut short by his knee. “Started noticing trouble with climbing a ladder, went to an orthopedic doc and was getting shots of cortisone," Stenger said. One day, the pain was so bad Stenger said he fell over while helping a patient. "It made the career a lot shorter than I wanted it to be," he said. Stenger answered an online survey about knee pain and then go a phone call. He was skeptical until he learned it was OSU Wexner Medical Center calling. Dr. David Flanigan offered Stenger a spot in a clinical trial for a new device. “This is truly, if you can imagine, just like you would see in a car, a shock absorber," Flanigan said. The device is implanted in the knee to help those with moderate arthritis.


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