Bill Tipton's retirement plans did not include becoming sedentary.
In fact, he relished the idea of retiring and having more time to pursue
his favorite pastimes—doubles tennis and kayaking. However, when
his osteoarthritis worsened in both knees, the pain limited his activities.
After consulting with J. Kevin Brooks, M.D., board-certified orthopaedic
surgeon and medical director of the Southeast Georgia Health System Joint
Replacement Center, Bill opted to have a double knee replacement rather
than two separate surgeries months apart. After the procedure, Bill recovered
at the Health System's Orthopaedic & Spine Center on the Brunswick
Campus and then transferred to the Senior Care Center-Brunswick for follow-up
He calls his experience at both Centers "fantastic." He has high
praise for all of the staff and was greatly impressed by their teamwork,
enthusiasm and dedication. "Everyone there was great, no matter what
their role," says Bill.
Bill also appreciated that the Senior Care Center offered twice-a-day therapy
sessions with physical and occupational therapists to help speed his recovery.
"It was great to be able to continue rehabilitation therapy at the
Senior Care Center so I could prepare to be on my own at home," Bill
says. "I can see Southeast Georgia Health System becoming a joint
replacement and orthopaedic rehabilitation destination of choice within
the state of Georgia."