Back on the Unicycle

Mark Ellis of Richmond suffered excruciating pain from a former ACL injury and arthritis in the knee, but fear and anxiety kept him from seeking medical treatment. Eventually, he needed the assistance of crutches just to walk. He finally met with Eddie El-Yussif, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Dr. El-Yussif inspired Mark’s trust and confidence and performed his knee replacement surgery in April 2017.

Mark, 57, was amazed to have the minimally invasive surgery in the morning and be discharged and back in his own home later that same night. After three months of physical therapy at the new Henry Ford Macomb Health Center in Richmond, he is back to activities he loves, including chopping wood and even riding a unicycle.

“I’m a brand new man. My wife says she’s never seen me smile like this. I hope my story will help to put someone else’s mind at ease if they are contemplating surgery”, said Mark.

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