“I appreciate that Dr. Healy didn’t just race in to do a surgery on me; he tries to be a little more preventative,” Clark said, adding, “but when my knee pain overnight felt like sleeping with a full-blown toothache, I knew that I had enough.”
Around 2012, Clark was forced to ride in a golf cart because of intense knee pain while his friends walked each hole beside him. That year, his left leg collapsed from under him while playing the 14th hole at the Huntington Crescent Club. “It was a turning point,” Clark said. “I threw down my club in frustration and decided to get a knee replacement.”
Clark didn’t give a second thought as to where he would undergo surgery—he chose Huntington Hospital. That revelation came on a Saturday, and by that following Friday, he had the procedure completed by Dr. Healy.
Because Dr. Healy understood Clark’s unique golf swing—which involves a lot of pressure on his left leg—he used a revision-type knee implant on the left side. Clark underwent a total knee replacement on the right side in October the following year.