Back to Baking & Time With Grandkids | Rita’s Altru Advanced Orthopedics Story

Rita Brodina spent over 25 years working as a nurse at the Good Samaritan Society in Park River. She retired in June of 2016, looking forward to spending time with her grandkids and working in her garden. Unfortunately, hip and …

Living Pain-Free, Not Fun-Free | Ron’s Altru Advanced Orthopedics Story

Ron T RakingIn 1999 Ron Thramer had rotator cuff surgery on his right arm. Over the years, the work that had been done had slowly deteriorated, and he was living life in pain.

“I kept putting it off,” explained Ron. “I lived …

Enjoying Life’s Simple Pleasures after Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Pat sewingVolunteering at the local library. Walking two to three miles per day. Making quilts for the homeless. A retired high school English teacher from Hallock, Minnesota, 67-year-old Patricia (Pat) Mattson certainly likes to stay busy.

Last February, Pat and her …

Living and Hunting with a New Knee

SamsonA carpenter most of his life and currently working in Maintenance at the University of North Dakota, Dan Samson relies on his hands and knees to get his job done every day. When he’s not pounding nails, you can …

Preparation Makes the Difference

paul shot2Miniature golf and visiting the zoo. Two activities any grandparent would be excited to do with their grandchildren. When Paul Renick goes this summer with his four grandchildren, it will be especially enjoyable without pain and discomfort.

Education Before
“I …