From left: Micah Ruehling; Lee Radford, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

“My knee is one hundred percent back to normal!”

–Micah Ruehling

Micah Ruehling feels that he’s really been able to get to know and trust Dr. Radford, and also appreciates the ways he gives back to the community.

For years, Micah Ruehling (left) had suffered with pain in his left knee. “When I had to squat down to do anything, it felt like something was going to break,” says Micah, a school administrator at Rhea County High School. “I couldn’t kick a ball or kneel down to read a putt playing golf without being in pain.”

Micah finally went to see Dr. Lee Radford (right), a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Rhea Medical Center. “Dr. Radford is a super guy,” says Micah. “He also serves as the team doctor for the football team at Rhea County High School. I’ve really gotten to know him and trust him and appreciate how he’s giving back to our community.”

As it turned out, Micah had torn his meniscus, a C-shaped piece of cartilage that acts like a cushion between the shinbone and the thighbone. Dr. Radford performed minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair the knee this past August.

“I checked in at the hospital at six in the morning and was back home by 9:30,” Micah says. “Dr. Radford guided me through my recovery, which took about a month. I feel better now than I have in years. My knee is 100 percent back to normal, thanks to Dr. Radford and Rhea Medical Center!”