Pedi-cab Driver Returns to Work After Knee Replacement Surgery

Jerry Niemeyer Wins ‘What Does Resurgenize Mean to You' Contest

Before knee replacement surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics, Jerry Niemeyer’s osteoarthritis made it difficult for him to do the things he loves. Only 49 days after surgery last December, Niemeyer and his wife went snowshoeing in Colorado. 

By March, only three months after his Dec. 7 bilateral knee replacement surgery, Niemeyer was back driving a Pedi-cab on the Marietta Square at least one evening each weekend. He now plays tennis three times a week, and plays golf as well as competitive softball. 

The Kennesaw resident calls his surgery “absolutely life changing” and has high praise for his surgeon, Dr. Stephen Kim, who practices at the Resurgens Canton, Marietta, and Woodstock offices. 

Niemeyer submitted his story to Resurgens' recent “What Does Resurgenize Mean To You” contest and was recognized as a winner by Scott Slade on Atlanta's Morning News on News/Talk WSB radio. 

“My experience at Resurgens was absolutely first class. Everyone there was wonderful."

Prior to the surgery, Niemeyer tried to do all the activities he enjoys, but was in tremendous pain. “Now, I have no pain in my knees at all,” he said. 

The semi-retired real estate agent returned to his Pedi-cab, which he says weighs about 150 pounds empty, about three and a half months after surgery. “I do it as a part-time, fun thing to do on weekends in Marietta,” he said.  He was back on the tennis courts in June, and resumed competitive softball this fall. 

“My experience at Resurgens was absolutely first class. Everyone there was wonderful,” he said. 

Dr. Kim’s areas of expertise are total and partial knee replacement, computer assisted total hip replacement, hip resurfacing surgery, and arthroscopy. He completed his medical degree and his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, and a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery (Cornell University) in New York. He is board eligible through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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