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Surgeon invited to meniscal-transplant patient's volleyball game

October 08, 2018

A volleyball player who received a new type of meniscal transplant has invited her surgeon to attend her Senior Night game Oct. 10 at Whitney Point High School.

Danielle “Dani” Hartford sent a special invitation to Micah Lissy, MD, of UHS Sports Medicine, to be on hand to watch her play in the special celebratory game.

Ms. Hartford credits the transplant, performed by Dr. Lissy, with enabling her to continue in high school sports.

The game will start at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the high school.

Members of the news media are welcome to cover the game and interview Ms. Hartford and Dr. Lissy.  Call UHS Community Relations at 762-2336.

Ms. Hartford suffered an injury of the meniscus cartilage while playing as a seventh-grader, had the meniscus removed, and eventually reinjured her knee.

Then a UHS athletic trainer recommended that she see Dr. Lissy, an orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in sports medicine and advanced training in a breakthrough type of surgery – meniscal transplant.

After the transplant, Ms. Hartford completed a number of sessions in physical therapy, and has been able to return to the competitive volleyball she so enjoys.