After receiving hip replacement surgery from St. Cloud Orthopedics in 2022, Sheri Schrock was able to not only compete in the 2023 World Duathlon, but win gold in her age category, earning the title of World Champion earlier this year.
“In February, my St. Cloud Orthopedics doctor gave me permission to run. I’m not fast. In fact, I’m the slowest female runner at Worlds. But I can run good enough to keep me in contention. I had the fastest bike time – in both races – to make up for my slow run, haha,” said Schrock. “(Winning) exceeded my dreams! I did 2 races at the Multisport Festival in Ibiza, Spain. World Championships Cross Triathlon, Swim 1k ~ Mtn Bike 21k ~ Trail Run 6k. RESULT: World Champion! Beating last year’s champion.”
Depending on patient goals, surgery is not always the first treatment option recommended at St. Cloud Orthopedics. According to the clinic, more often than not, non-operative treatments are explored and utilized, along with on-site physical and occupational therapy, before delving into surgical options. In the case of Schrock, her condition and the active lifestyle she was passionate about called for a full joint replacement, performed by Dr. Andrew Mulder—specialty orthopedic surgeon at St. Cloud Orthopedics.
“Sheri has inspired me with her drive, hard work, and accomplishments,” said Dr. Mulder. ”She has opened my eyes even further as to the improved quality of life patients can receive from artificial joints and specialty orthopedic care.”
With today’s technology and methodology used by St. Cloud Orthopedics, hip replacement surgeries are typically outpatient, meaning the patient is able to undergo surgery and return home able to walk that same day. Follow-up care and rehabilitation services like physical therapy are then provided by St. Cloud Orthopedics, all under one roof. There is no need for a referral to St. Cloud Orthopedics, and patients can request a consultation appointment right online from StCloudOrthopedics.com.