Patient Stories 2015-10-09 Martha and Ray's Dual Knee Replacement Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Patient Stories/Martha And Ray Eriks Dual Knee Replacement A mother-son moment that changed our lives. Same-day, same-team, same-family knee replacements. When Ray Eriks decided it was time to get his knee replaced, he was in good company. His mother, Martha, seeking to make hospital visits during recovery easier on Ray’s siblings, also chose to get her knee replaced. On the same day. With the same doctors. They both turned to Northwestern Medicine’s orthopaedic specialists, and followed through with Northwestern-designed rehabilitation. Now the two of them feel like they “have their lives back.” Interested in hearing more from Northwestern Medicine? Sign up for the Healthy Tips E‑Newsletter for everything from health and wellness ideas to patient breakthroughs to academic and medical advancements. 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