Meet Anthony Scruse

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Mercy Health - Springfield, OH

Anthony breezed through back-to-back knee replacements thanks to the state-of-the-art technology you provided

Anthony Scruse tried everything he could to get relief from chronic knee pain that plagued him, including regular shots and wearing a mechanical brace. “I suffered through that process for a number of years,” he says.

When there was nothing left for his doctor to do, they started discussing a knee replacement, a procedure that caused Anthony great stress. But, because of your support, Anthony’s doctor was able to use the Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery technology.

“I was glad he was using leading-edge technology and he said that recovery would be much quicker,” he recalls of those early conversations. “I was all about recovering quicker.”

Anthony’s first surgery was such a success that he chose quickly to have the other knee replaced, freeing him completely from knee pain.


“I used to sleep with knee pain. I used to walk with knee pain. I used to negotiate stairs with knee pain. I have none of that pain anymore, and my quality of life is way better than it used to be.”


“I can’t do all the things that I used to do, but the things I do now I do without pain.”

Anthony knows a big part of the support you provide is for state-of-the-art equipment that doctors need. He is grateful the technology was available to help him recover more quickly.

“It’s a big astounding thanks for the commitment and the dedication to the Mercy ministry to advance technology that helps people like me,” he says.