Patient Stories

Patients with ACL injuries, knee arthritis, and other knee injuries and conditions are getting back to their lives with the help of Shelbourne Knee Center. Here are a few of their stories.

Landen Wiliams is Ready for College Soccer After ACL Surgery


Landen Williams has been playing soccer since the age of 7. He made the varsity team at Plainfield High School (Plainfield, Ind.) his freshman year and competed in the state finals with his club team, Westside United.

Landen also played for the Indiana Fire Academy, a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the Indiana Fire Juniors to train the best youth players in…

Firefighter Kevin Ply Gets Back to Helping People After Knee Replacement


Kevin Ply has been a firefighter since 1989, but pain in his right knee almost forced him out of helping people in dangerous situations and into early retirement.

As a fire chief, Ply’s work is mostly administrative. His knee pain was preventing him from making occasional runs on fire trucks or ambulances. More importantly, Ply knew that he wouldn’t be…

Knee Replacement Revision Surgery Relieves Pain and Improves Life for David Huxtable


When David Huxtable’s left leg started collapsing every time he stood after a total knee replacement, he knew that something was wrong. “Every time I took a step on my left leg in physical therapy, my leg would pop out sideways,” says David, who is 70 years old and lives in Lafayette, Ind. David’s pain was more severe than it had been before the…

A Two-Sport Athlete Chooses Proven Process for Her ACL Tear


Like her parents, Jessica Lehmkuhler is a talented tennis player. Her mom was on her college tennis team and her dad played for his high school. The 15-year-old was the #2 singles tennis player during her freshman year at Lebanon High School, in Lebanon, Ind.

Jessica is also on her high school soccer team—she was expected to be a starter this year—and had recently made…