My name is Greg Puchniak and I’m 48 years old.
I’m a self-employed electrician/systems integrator. I climb a lot of ladders. I’m the main technical person for our company. I like to engage in fun activities, pretty much anything outdoors, from playing hockey, baseball, golf, running, trail running, obstacle racing, and teaching fitness classes. Basically, anything outdoors is what I like to do.
In 2004, I was playing hockey and I got blind-sided and “tore my ACL”. At that time the doctor told me that I will likely get arthritis. But, of course I was 30, and thought, “oh yeah when I’m 70.” Not a big concern for me.
In September 2018, setting up a tent, my knee locked up. An MRI revealed that it was the beginning of osteoarthritis and a torn meniscus.
That has been one of the more painful injuries I have had. The constant aching and soreness, in the morning especially, has been almost unbearable.
When I saw my surgeon, one of the first things he mentioned to me was, we have a product called DUROLANE that we can try. It’s a shot that helps replace a key component of the fluid in your knee that helps with the cushioning.
I got my injection on my birthday, December 28th. After about a week, things really started to feel quite a bit better. I was able to start running again. It was only a few kilometers at that time, but for me that was huge.
DUROLANE has definitely given me a tool, a leg up, so to speak, to actually, be able to get back to what I want to do. Now I am getting out on the trails, on the road, and doing what I enjoy. I’m very happy with the product.
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