Dr. E. Marlowe Goble
Old Main Society Member, Dr. E. Marlowe Goble, local innovator plans return to private practice
Just by happenstance, Dr. E. Marlowe Goble says he's been reading the writings of the Cicero at the same age that the Roman philosopher was when he died in 43 B.C.
"I've never grown old before, of course," the 63-year-old Goble says, "but he makes some very astute observations about aging."
Named one of the top knee surgeons in the country by a national magazine, Dr. E. Marlowe Goble will be re-opening his private practice in Cache Valley soon while also teaching at Utah State.
Named one of the "70 Best Knee Surgeons in America" in the January 2011 issue of Becker's Orthopedic and Spine Review, Goble has spent the past three decades developing new techniques to help knee patients recover quicker and easier from surgery. But as he's aged himself, Goble has focused more and more on making sure those surgeries hold up over the years, while also coming up with less invasive methods for total knee replacements in older patients.
"All these Baby Boomers are going to feel like I do," Goble explains. "They don't look at age as a necessary restriction like the previous generation. They want to stay active.
"I'm not going to give up running because my knee's starting to hurt. I'm looking for ways that will allow me to continue to do what I want to do."
Four years ago, Goble took gold medals in his age category in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter races at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George. He slipped to fourth in all three events two years ago, and his training has suffered as a knee, which had anterior cruciate ligament surgery 20 years ago, has started to deteriorate.
Source – Cache Valley magazine June 2011 issue – Written by Jeff Carr
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