Paul Paine suffered from constant pain in his left knee for years and required the use of a cane. Recommended for surgery, his physician in Alamosa quickly realized his needs were outside of her scope when she opened him up for surgery.
Paul was referred to Dr. Cindy Kelly, orthopedic surgeon at the Colorado Limb Consultants at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. On January 20th, 2016, Dr. Kelly removed the tumor and reconstructed his femur. Tissue from this surgery revealed that Paul had B-Cell Lymphoma. He was discharged and send back home for chemotherapy treatments. On October 26th, 2016, Dr. Kelly performed a follow-up surgery to relocate his left patella in order to stabilize his kneecap.