Friday, February 26, 2021
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by Liz Bonis & Merby Curtis, WKRC
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (WKRC) – A local knee specialist has been
getting a lot of new patients in the last few weeks thanks to the snow and ice
in our weather.
The recent snowfall made it for perfect weather for hitting the
slopes. That also means that a knee surgeon in Lawrenceburg is getting quite a
reputation for repairing injuries, which you might say are all downhill from
It was the perfect night at Perfect North for Meredith Patton --
until it wasn’t.
“I hit an ice patch and one leg went this way and one leg went
the other way,” said Patton.
The mother of five children, who are ages 1 to 9, said she
suddenly heard something.
“A really loud 'pop,' and I honestly thought that I, like, broke
a bone,” added Patton.
She didn’t break a bone. Instead, she reached out to the team of
Dr. Brian Wissel, an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCincy in Lawrenceburg.
“They repaired my ACL and my meniscus,” said Patton.
Dr. Wissel is known for his knee repairs. He’s often the doctor
on call at Perfect North Slopes.
“The one thing, really, they don’t consider is that you twist
your knee, and I’ve had a couple ACLs here recently that have come from the ski
slope,” said Dr. Wissel.
Even though Patton lives in Northern Kentucky, she did some
sports injury research. She decided she was driving back to Lawrenceburg to
this go-to doctor known to many on the slopes for knee repairs.
“Accidents happen, and that’s why we’re here,” said Dr. Wissel.
“It’s good. I’m just sore,” said Patton, who is now on the mend
and back to being a busy mom.
She said she is grateful that she found the right team right
when she 'knee'ded him.
If you would like to
book an appointment with Dr. Wissel or any other doctor at OrthoCincy visit https://www.orthocincy.com/