Ski Patroller Gets Back on the Slopes after Knee Replacements

Eric Brittingham Skiing on Mt. Bachelor

Eric Brittingham, National Ski Patrol Director, at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon had developed knee pain over the years as a very active person. After a softball injury, he tore his meniscus and saw an orthopedic surgeon at The Center. The MRI showed advanced arthritis and his physician told him that he would need to have both knees replaced eventually. When the knee pain was holding him back from the activities he enjoyed, he had both knees replaced in one year. His goal was to ski again pain-free and get back to patrolling. His first season back on the mountain, his knee joints feel stronger than ever and he couldn’t be happier.