Chris: Helicopter Pilot Knee Replacement

DEXTER, Michigan — Chris is a highly active guy. Put him on the list of people who just don’t stop. He built a very successful business in manufacturing all the while pursuing a wide range of fun activities like car racing, snowmobiling, zip-lining, and becoming a helicopter pilot. For a helicopter pilot knee replacement is to be taken seriously as a failed surgery and recovery can lead to the inability to fly.

It was Chris’ love of these high energy activities that drove him to get a total knee replacement.

“I was beginning to think that I could not get into a helicopter anymore.”

Getting Back in the Air

Chris found Dr. J. Wesley Mesko at Michigan Orthopedic Center who agreed that a knee replacement was warranted. Dr. Mesko performed the surgery and Chris threw himself at his recovery with enthusiasm. He recovered using the X10 Knee Recovery System and was back to his super-active lifestyle within weeks. Chris defines what so many X10 patients are looking for in today’s world. Just ridding themselves of knee pain is not enough. They demand top flight performance from their new knee; they do not have 3-6 months to visit a clinic three times a week with the hope that they will turn out o.k. With the X10 people like Chris can get back to the things they love to do with the knee performance they demand.

Michigan Orthopedic Center

Michigan Orthopedic Center is a multi-physician surgical practice serving mid-Michigan since 1990. They are committed to providing state-of-the art, high quality orthopedic care and a professional, compassionate patient experience. The MOS subspecialty fellowship trained surgeons treat complex orthopedic surgical issues including joint replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder, foot and ankle surgery, fracture surgery, spinal surgery and sports medicine.

Our clinical team is ready to help you at any time with your knee surgery recovery. You can reach us with a phone call at 1-855-910-5633 or an email at To schedule a 15 minute call with us click on the Want to Learn More? image on this page.

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