Frank Jackson's Story
Jupiter Medical Center orthopedic patient and former boat captain Frank
Jackson is thrilled with the results he is experiencing so soon after
his bilateral knee replacement surgery performed by orthopedic surgeon
Gary Ackerman, MD.
“I can’t believe that the pain is gone,” says Jackson,
61, just three days after surgery, smiling from ear to ear. Frank was
diagnosed with arthritis in both knees and has endured excruciating pain
for years. Today, thanks to Dr. Ackerman, he is walking with a new found
pep in his step and is already pedaling away on a recumbent bike under
doctor supervision and that of Jupiter Medical Center physical therapy
assistant, Kathy Kosowski, BS.
“After hearing all of my father’s horror stories of his knee
surgery 20 years ago, I am stunned at how well my surgery has worked!”
Frank says he is eager to get back to the things he loves most, like getting
on his treadmill, working out in his home gym and he is especially looking
forward to a road trip with wife Betty in June to the Country Music Awards
in Nashville. With his new knees, Frank is so happy that he will be much
more able to get around town, see the sights, and stop by a few diners,
drive-ins and dives. “Mostly I’m happy I will be able to keep
up with my wife!”
As for his treatment at Jupiter Medical Center, he expressed his sincere
gratitude for the exceptional experience he had from the day he walked
into the hospital to the day he could practically skip out. He said the
wonderful care he received was unexpected and he appreciated how everyone put
their best foot forward to make his stay so pleasant and comfortable. He also
could not be more thankful that he was referred to Dr Ackerman by a friend
from his gym days.
“I am very pleased with Frank’s progress,” says Dr. Ackerman.
“So soon after surgery, and both knees no doubt, it’s very
exciting to see - just knowing that I have helped him return to a better
quality of life than he had since his diagnosis.”