Mike, 71, is married with four kids and ten grandchildren. Mike played Division 1 basketball at the University of Santa Clara in the late 60’s. He continued to play basketball into his 50’s, along with tennis and golf, into his late 60’s. Mike tore his meniscus which led to other knee problems. Even by keeping himself as fit as he could, Mike could not undo the overuse of his knee after 50 years of abuse. Mike’s knee issues really only affected his ability to play sports. Mike’s surgeon told him not to wait until the last minute to have his knee replacement and advised him to build up his muscles as much as possible and then have the operation so his recovery would be easier.