Terry Moore is an active, healthy and physically fit man, but at 66 years
of age, and after years of running and playing sports, the soft tissue
in his left knee had worn away. He describes it as "bone rubbing
against bone with no cushion left between the joints for normal, functioning
Not one for slowing down or sitting on the sidelines, Terry did his research
Dr. Todd Shrader, an Orthopedic Surgeon affiliated with Torrance Memorial. Based on Dr.
Shrader's excellent track record with knee surgeries and his outstanding
reputation, Terry decided it was time to meet with Dr. Shrader, adding,
"Todd's an amazing orthopedic sports surgeon."
Recalling his initial consultation and evaluation, he says, "Dr. Shrader
was very professional, caring and knowledgeable. He was entirely focused
on me and my well-being. There were no distractions taking him away. I
knew I'd found the right surgeon for me."
Terry was scheduled to have a Partial Left Knee Replacement and the surgery
was his first experience with Torrance Memorial. He says, "The hospital
staff was very attentive, from admissions to pre-op, the technicians and
anesthesiologist, to post-op, I give them all 5 stars. Everyone was outstanding,
very friendly and upbeat and very thorough and caring. Torrance is a wonderful
After a two-night stay in the hospital, Terry was released and he says
he walked—yes—walked out of the hospital. "A Physical
Therapist came to my house and gave me some exercises but I was doing
so well, there was no need for him to return." Just two months later,
Terry was back on the volleyball court and swimming regularly. He marvels
over the results, "It doesn't feel like a 66 year old knee anymore;
it feels like a 20 year old knee. Now I always wonder, why didn't
I do this sooner, instead of limping around like Frankenstein for so long?"
"Todd [Dr. Shrader] is an amazing sports surgeon. I have complete
faith in [Dr.] Todd Shrader and I've already recommended several of
my friends to him and Torrance Memorial."