Meniscus Surgery  Graces Story
Grace Herpel was an avid runner with 5 long distance races planned for 2016. But after tearing her left meniscus during a half marathon, she feared she might never run again. Hear how through surgery and rehabilitation, Grace got back to running long distances and living a life in motion.
Grace Herpel was an avid runner with 5 long distance races planned for 2016. But after tearing her left meniscus during the Ocean City half marathon in April 2016, she feared she might never run again. Grace’s primary care doctor referred her to Dr. Miho Tanaka, orthopaedic surgeon and director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Tanaka understood Grace’s determination and listened to her concerns. Based on Grace’s goal of getting back to her previous level of performance, they decided on surgery to repair the meniscus, followed by rehabilitation. One year later, Grace is back to running long distances and living the life she loves - a life in motion. To learn more about the services offered by Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics, please visit hopkinsmedicine.org/ortho