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Meet Gez – Chef, Ultramarathon runner and knee patient.

This edition of the Daisy Digest takes us to Jesmond, a leafy suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne to meet Gez Davidson, a chef and cafe owner with a passion for running and fitness.

Since introducing Breg products to the Joint Operations portfolio we have enjoyed offering combination therapies. Gez is one of the patients benefitting from our portable VPULSE® Cryotherapy device post-operatively, along with the Breg Medial Fusion OA brace, this off loads the affected medial compartment alleviating pain and reducing inflammation in the joint. We caught up with him to find out a bit more about his lifestyle and his enhanced recovery.

Gez Davidson  – Ultramarathon runner

The Backstory

Gez has been a keen ultramarathon runner for the past 9 years, traveling to some amazing places to compete; typically these events range from 100km to 160km and can sometimes take 24 hours or more to complete.

One of Gez’s most memorable events was Transvulcania on the island of La Palma back in 2018. The 74km route is as hard as spectacular the Ruta del Baston gives you the sensation of flying over the national park of Clandera de Taburiente, leaving the incredible sea of clouds under your feet. 

The Injury

Back in October 2020 Gez had a chronic meniscus tear. After a long hill run which he was familiar with doing he felt some discomfort so visited a physiotherapist. After a few days rest he returned to activity and then felt his knee had ‘locked’. He had a MRI scan which showed a parrot beak meniscus tear that had flipped causing him to be unable to fully straighten his knee. He went ahead with an urgent arthroscopy where it was felt that the tear could not be repaired and therefore a medial meniscectomy was performed.

The Recovery

Gez was advised to take two weeks off work post operatively but being a business owner he only managed to get six days rest, at work Gez is on his feet all day and moves around the kitchen constantly turning and pivoting. At the end of his shifts his knee was very swollen and painful. Gez was advised to try The VPULSE® cryotherapy unit along with the Breg Medial Fusion O.A off loader brace.

 The VPULSE® gently drives the cold deep into the swollen tissue, Gez comments how the pain relief was immediate and reset him for work the next day, as well as speeding up his recovery. Combining this with the Breg Fusion O.A brace has given Gez’s knee the enhanced recovery it requires. Gez continues to wear the brace during run training and for work, he was pleasantly surprised how low profile the Fusion O.A brace is; he hasn’t had to adapt his clothing and comfortably wears the brace under his jeans.

With Thanks…

Many thanks to Gez for taking the time to share his #myvpulsestory we look forward to hearing more about his recovery – to date (6 months post operatively), Gez is still consistent with his physiotherapy programme and back to running 5 milers at a 7.30 pace! 

Joint Operations wish Gez a speedy recovery and we look forward to visiting his superb cafe soon!


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Clockwork Medical