Sisters Get Knee Replacements on Same Day

Dr. Stanfield does bilateral knee replacements, on the same day, for sisters Jill and Sheila.

img_0672Sisters share a lot of things — clothes, secrets, orthopedic surgeons. Well, that last one is probably unique to Sheila Pavlik and Jill Mourino, who both had total knee replacement surgery, on both knees, with Dr. William Stanfield. And, yes, they got them done on the same day.

As it turns out, sharing genetics meant sharing deteriorating knee cartilage at approximately the same rate. Both Jill and Sheila’s parents had total knee replacements, so they knew there may come a time when they would opt for the procedure. They didn’t necessarily expect to do it in tandem, however.

It was Sheila who was first referred to Dr. Stanfield and she recommended Jill go shortly thereafter. Before long, they attended their appointments together and even got corticosteroid injections at the same time before their vacation up in the Smoky Mountains.

But eventually, shots were not cutting it, and the women were candidates for total knee replacement at the ages of 55 and 57.  Jill has seen a different orthopedic surgeon a few years earlier that didn’t want to do the procedure on someone that young.  But she said Dr. Stanfield had different information about technology available and a sharper focus on quality of life.

Jill says, “He was more on top of the latest advancements in knee replacement and told me the tech he used could potentially last 20-25 years. My last doctor said 10 years, and I sense he just wasn’t willing to take me on as a patient. Dr. Stanfield was way more flexible and knowledgeable. We agreed that it came down to experiencing a better quality of life out of these next 25 years.”

The two sisters were in agreement about returning to their active lifestyles and about the date for surgery, July 11th.  Dr. Stanfield performed the bilateral knee replacements that day and both woman were in the hospital for only three days. Afterwards, they were transferred to a short term rehab facility in Avon for a week.

They are now on their 9th week of recovery and Sheila has returned to work. Jill says she would “absolutely recommend” TKR with Dr. Stanfield and The Center for Orthopedics.

“Everyone has been so supportive and nice. The physician’s assistant, Eric, is amazing. The staff is great. We’ve had on-time appointments. Over labor day I was telling people. ‘When you’re ready go see someone about your knees, go see Dr. Stanfield. He is knowledgeable, caring and concerned about what you want.’ I always felt he was talking with me and not at me.”

If you’re suffering from knee pain, call the Center for Orthopedics for a consultation with Dr. Stanfield today at 440.329.2800. You do not need a sister to be a good candidate for knee replacement.

Add comment Posted in  Replacements September 28, 2016

Arthritis of the Spine Seminar

Dr. Robert Berkowitz will be giving a community education seminar on the topic, Arthritis of the Spine, Monday, September 28 at 1pm at the O’neill Healthcare Skilled and Assisted Living Facility in North Ridgeville.  The event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by Friday, September 23rd by calling 440.387.4975.




Arthritis of the Spine, sometimes called, Spinal Osteoarthritis, occurs when cartilage breaks down in discs and joints of the neck and back. This can sometimes put pressure on nerves in the spinal column and cause stiffness, weakness or pain in the neck, back, arms or legs. Once diagnosed, there are many ways to treat this condition, and many include changes in lifestyle including weight management, exercise and other non-drug treatments.

Learn more by joining Dr. Berkowitz at 1pm in the Assisted Living Bistro at O’neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville. Enjoy light refreshments and learn how to help yourself and loved ones who may have Arthritis of the Spine.

If you suspect you have Arthritis of the Spine and want immediate treatment, don’t delay. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Berkowitz by calling 440.329.2800.

Add comment Posted in  Arthritis ,Back and Spine September 7, 2016

CFO Wins 2016 Sports Medicine Team of The Year!

CFOteamofYearThe Arena Football League Office has awarded our team of sports medicine doctors, for the Cleveland Gladiators AFL, the Sports Medicine Team of The Year Award! The Arena Football League Office announced the winners in August for the Front Office/Support Staff of the Year, Sports Medicine Team of the Year, Equipment Manager of the Year and Fox 40 Official of the Year.

While the Sports Medicine Team of the Year might have gone to any of the other nine teams, it went to the Cleveland Gladiators and their staff, of which, CFO physicians are the official Orthopedic Team. As the orthopedic team physicians for the Gladiators, our doctors do the player’s physicals prior to the season and also cover all home games for any needed on-site and post game treatments, including any needed surgeries.  CFO doctors are also the official orthopedic team for the Lake Erie Crushers.

We bring that level of professional sports medicine care to you and your athletes all year long. From weekend warrior accidents to the most complex athletic injury, the physicians at The Center for Orthopedics have the training to get you back in the game. All of our physicians specialize in sports medicine and have advanced training, which means we’re equipped to treat a wide variety of conditions, whether you require surgery or primary care sports medicine.


Add comment Posted in  News ,Sports Medicine August 28, 2016

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