William’s Knee Replacement Story

May 28, 2019

Knee Replacement Success!

“I was leaning on the bed to get the pillows out of the headboard and I heard a click.” It was just a simple lean over the bed—but it cost William Claypool his knee. “I couldn’t cook, I couldn’t clean, I couldn’t do most anything that required standing for any period of time,” he said.

A knee replacement was needed—but it wasn’t the first time. Years before, he had undergone a knee replacement in the other leg—and it was incredibly painful. This time he was determined to do something about that pain. So for his next knee replacement he chose Desert Regional—one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement according to Healthgrades.

Just one day after surgery at Desert Regional, Claypool was on his feet. "I mean walking in 24 hours unassisted is just unbelievable,” he said. “It's amazing.

To learn more, visit Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences at Desert Regional Medical Center. or call (760) 416-4511.