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Fred Funk

Stryker Patient: Knee Replacement Fred Funk

Gets His Lifestyle of Playing Competitive Golf Back.

I've been playing at the highest level of professional golf since 1989 and it's been a great career. I am really excited to be working with the Stryker team because I have had a history with my knee.

In 2008, I had a surgery which left me bone on bone on the lateral side of my right knee and had a tremendous amount of pain. A lot of instability. I had to have it drained 18 times that year. By the end of the season, I was pretty much shot because I was limping around. I had weakness in my knee and my game deteriorated. I couldn't stay competitive anymore. I decided to have my knee replaced.

I wanted to have a chance to have my lifestyle back and my lifestyle is playing competitive golf. I would be the first guy at the level I was playing at to have a replacement joint and come back. To this day I am just so glad with the decision I made to have my knee replaced. It was a fantastic decision. Probably one of the smartest ones I've ever had if you go back to the history of decisions I made in my life.

Be sure to talk to your doctor to find out if the Triathlon® Knee System is right for you. It’s the right knee for me. And don’t forget to look for me at professional golf events.

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Knee Replacement Patient: Fred Funk

Fred’s 2013 Golf Schedule

Date Tournament Location
January 7 - January 13 Sony Open Honolulu, HI
January 18 - January 20  Mitsubishi Electric Championship Kona, HI
February 8 - February 10  Allianz Championship Boca Raton, FL
February 15 - February 17  ACE Group Classic Naples, FL
March 15 - March 17  Toshiba Classic Newport Beach, CA
March 22 - March 24 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Biloxi, MS
April 19 - April 21 Greater Gwinnett Championship Duluth, GA
April 26 - April 28  Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Savannah, GA
May 3 - May 5 Insperity Championship Woodlands, TX
May 23 - May 26 Senior PGA Championship St. Louis, MO
May 31 - June 2 Principal Charity Classic Des Moines, IA
June 6 - June 9 Regions Tradition Shoal Creek, AL
June 21 - June 23  Encompass Championship Glenview, IL
June 27 - June 30 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Pittsburgh, PA
July 11 - July 14 US Senior Open Championship Omaha, NE
July 25 - July 28 The Senior Open Championship Southport, England
August 2 - August 4 3M Championship Blaine, MN
August 16 - August 18 Dick's Sporting Goods Open Endicott, NY
August 22 - August 23 Boeing Classic Snoqualmie, WA
August 30 - September 1 Calgary Golf Classic Calgary, AB, Canada
September 6 - September 8 Montreal Championship Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada
September 20 - September 22 Pacific Links Hawaii Championship Kapolei, HI
September 27 - September 29 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Monterey Peninsula, CA
October 11 - October 13 SAS Championship Cary, NC
October 18 - October 20  Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn Conover, NC
October 25 - October 27  AT&T Championship San Antonio, TX
October 31 - November 3 Charles Schwab Cup Championship San Francisco, CA

Each patient will experience a different post-operative activity level, depending on their own individual clinical factors. Your doctor will help counsel you about how to best maintain your activities in order to potentially prolong the lifetime of the device. Such strategies include not engaging in high-impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight.