Suzanne Ryan has a bum knee. If she doesn’t spend most of the day sitting down, she ends up coping with a lot of pain.
Her doctors say there are two options for the semi-retired elementary school teacher: Knee replacement surgery, using state-of-the-art plastic implants, or periodic injections to reduce inflammation and pain and improve joint flexibility.
When MassDevice first speaks with Ryan, in March, she’s unsure which offers the best chance of regaining mobility.
“I’m not sure which treatment I’ll choose,” Ryan says. “The device or the drugs.”
President Barack Obama wants to help her decide.