Dan’s passion for playing the piano and engaging in precise optical design seemed like distant dreams when he was plagued by the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis in his thumb joint. Frustrated but determined to find a solution, he stumbled upon the BioPro Modular Thumb Implant online in 2020. Although no local surgeon offered this innovative procedure, Dan made a courageous decision to embark on a journey to seek the help he needed. He found his answer in the skilled hands of Dr. Michael Manning, an experienced surgeon based in Las Vegas, NV.
In May of 2021, Dan underwent surgery to replace his left thumb. With the support of an exceptional physical therapy program, the expertise of Dr. Manning, and the design of the implant, Dan’s recovery was quick. Encouraged by the remarkable progress, he opted for surgery on his right thumb just three months later in August 2021.
Now, almost two years have passed since those surgeries, and Dan is overwhelmed with true happiness and deep gratitude. His hands, once hindered by osteoarthritis, have been restored to their full functionality. Dan wholeheartedly embraces his passions once again, using his hands extensively for gardening, engaging in precise microscope work, effortlessly tackling household repairs, and playing piano for “hours straight”.