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The ConforMIS knee resurfacing system was introduced in approximately 2008.  Up until this point, knee replacements including partial knee replacements or total knee replacements relied on pre-made implants that were implanted at the time of surgery. A surgeon often had to make a decision whether to place a component that was either a bit too large or a bit too small in a patient’s knee because a proper size was not available.

The ConforMIS system utilizes a preoperative CT scan to make an image of the knee off of which the actual knee replacement components are individually manufactured. Thus no two patient’s knee replacement components are exactly alike. As you can tell from feeling your own knee, there is a lot of variability among anatomic shapes and sizes of the knee.

Currently, most knee replacement manufacturers offer what are called custom knee replacements. These replacements, however, are not patient specific implants but instead rely on patient specific cutting blocks which are applied to the knee at the beginning of a knee replacement procedure to make an initial bone cut. Following this, the standard instrumentation is used and ultimately off-the-shelf pre-made components are placed into the knee.

The only system that offers a truly patient-specific implant is the ConforMIS system. To date, Dr. Snyder of the Orthopaedic and Spine Center has performed almost 500 partial and total knee replacements utilizing the ConforMIS system. In fact, when Dr. Snyder had problems with his own knee, he went to Boston and became one of the first patients nationwide to have a partial knee replacement using the ConforMIS system.

The ConforMIS system offers major advantages over traditional knee replacement systems in that primarily only the affected area of the knee that is involved with arthritis needs to be replaced. This results in smaller bone cuts, less pain and a faster recovery.

ConforMIS Knee Replacement Consultation

Call (757) 596-1900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Snyder. Visit our Contact Us page for information on office hours. Our office is located in Newport News, VA. We are 40 minutes from Virginia Beach and an hour from Richmond, VA.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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  • I want to say how thankful I am to have Dr. Burrow as my surgeon. I had suffered with arthritis in both knees for several years. Unfortunately, at the time I decided to have my right knee replaced, I went to another surgeon at a different Orthopedic Group. What an awful mistake. That physician botched my total knee replacement in a 45 minute surgery. After doing some checking around, I was referred to Dr. Burrow. After getting x-rays and being examined by Dr. Burrow, he informed me that he… Read More

Frances Ward – Knee Revision and Replacement

  • I recently was having serious pain in my knee, and discussing my problem with friends & family, they recommended I make an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes for advice. I called the office and had an appointment in a few days. He reviewed the x-rays and examined me, and his initial diagnosis was a torn meniscus. To confirm, he ordered a MRI, and a follow-up appointment, and I was back in the office within five days of my initial visit. His initial diagnosis was correct. He reviewed the test… Read More

Joe Gagliano – Arthroscopic Knee Meniscus Repair Surgery

  • Since my last testimonial, I’ve had my right knee and right hip replaced by the best doctor in Virginia, Dr. John D. Burrow. The quality of my life has changed. I’m able to do things I haven’t done in years. I’m sleeping through the night without pain. I’m able to stand and sit and I can even put on my own shoes and socks. I’m so grateful for Dr. Burrow. I tell all my friends (and even a few strangers) that are suffering with their knees or hip to contact OSC, ASAP, and ask for Dr. John D…. Read More

Debra L. Harris – Knee & Hip Replacement

  • In 2002 my right knee was bone on bone and painful after researching I found that Dr Haynes was doing a new procedure by inserting a Unispacer I could prolong a knee replacement. He did the operation and I was fine until my left knee was bad with arthritis. In January 2015 he replaced my left knee and we discussed when the right knee would need to be replaced. In late November after looking at the xrays and with me not in pain we decided that replacement was not necessary at this time. Rest… Read More

Robert Templeton – Knee Procedures

  • I had a torn meniscus due to a bad fall that was repaired by Dr. Haynes with an arthroscopy on July 3, 2014. I just want to share how happy I am that my knee pain and overall problems associated with this injury have been drastically reduced. In fact, I feel like I’m pretty much back to normal. This injury was devastating for me since I’m very active and have never been limited in my activities. I walk a lot and was determined I would not be restricted in this. To help, I went to physical… Read More

Delana L. Merenda – Knee – Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair

  • Over a period of 2 years, I saw Dr. Boyd Haynes and received cortisone shots to ease pain in my right knee. When the shots failed to help, we decided it was time for total knee replacement surgery. The care to assure the proper diagnosis and resultant solution was done in a very professional manner that instilled confidence that we were on the right path. The procedure at Mary Immaculate Hospital went very well, and I was home the afternoon of the same day. With the help of pain medication,… Read More

Ellen Morello – Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

  • Dear Dr. Haynes, I want to thank you for all you did for me over the past few months. The therapy helped some, but the pain was still there. You ordered the MRI and that led to a CT scan which led to you recommending I see Dr. Rento. I met Dr. Rento on January 3 and he told me the large mass was 99% chance to be cancerous. Even if not, the kidney had to go. On January 22, the mass and kidney were removed. I came home on Friday, and on Monday, January 24, Dr. Rento called and said the mass… Read More

Janet Bleakley – Life-Saving Alternative Diagnosis

  • I asked my Rheumatologist to recommend an Orthopedic Surgeon that he would personally use himself and he recommended Dr. Robert Snyder of OSC. So, I had a consultation with Dr. Snyder and did some research on my own and in July of 2013, I had Bilateral Knee Replacements on the inside portion of my knees by Dr. Snyder. Dr. Snyder uses the ConforMis System, which is a patient-specific replacement system and this really appealed to me, as it should provide a better fitting and functioning… Read More

Ben Poter – Bilateral Knee Replacements (ConforMIS)

  • I had a knee replacement by Dr. Haynes. He never pushed me to have it done, but waited until I was ready. I have been extremely pleased with the results. He has a great bedside manner. He answers all questions and I do not feel that he is rushing me. His staff is always compassionate and interested in your well-being. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. Otis James… Read More

Otis James Farmer – Knee Replacement

  • On 8/17/16, I had a total knee replacement performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes III. In the past, I used another physical therapy center, but after visiting OSC’s physical therapy center, I was extremely impressed! My Physical Therapist, Dr. Jamie Swale, and her Physical Therapist Technician, Maria Shanks, have done a phenomenal job during my PT! My last day is scheduled for 11/3/16 . In the beginning, I went to physical therapy three times a week for the first two months and am now down to two days… Read More

Kathleen Howe – Physical Therapy for Total Knee Replacement

  • I went for my one year follow-up appointment today with Dr. Boyd Haynes for my total knee replacement surgery. All of my X-rays looked great and he said I had done great. This year has been so good, I was back in the gym in two weeks and I can now do any of the classes I want. The most important thing is I am totally pain free. Thank you Dr. Haynes, you have been so good and you have such a great bed side manner. I would highly recommend him to all for knee replacement surgery. He’s the… Read More

Beverly Creekmore – Total Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Rehabilitation at the physical therapy arm of OSC was a very positive experience. So much so that I wish it could be extended into a continuing activity, with clients doing therapy alongside self-generated activities, much like local fitness and wellness facilities. Such a facility could be truly transformational. The business plan for such a facility would combine private and public insurance modalities and individual fees and deposits. Of course, the facility would need expansion and… Read More

Richard Rinaldo – Physical Therapy for Uni-compartmental Knee Replacement

  • My second knee replacement was completed in December 2019 and performed by my most trusted OSC Physician, Dr Boyd Haynes. Although this knee replacement was physically challenging (due to intense pain and swelling) in the beginning, I had no fears because I knew I was in the best hands of the most professional Physical Therapy Center on the Peninsula, OSC Therapy Center.   Dr. Tom Toothaker, Clinic Director of OSC Physical Therapy and Josh Hancock, Physical Therapist Assistant,… Read More

Charlotte Mitchell – Total Knee Replacement & Physical Therapy

  • My story is rethinking life with severe Osteoarthritis (OA), albeit “tri-compartmental O/A bone-on-bone” in my left knee. The disease was severe and getting progressively worse.The pain in my left knee caused me to miss out on family activities and just getting around in general. Working with Dr. Boyd Haynes and his PA, Christopher Schwizer, collectively we came up with a plan. I was comfortable going to Mary Immaculate Hospital for surgery, after all, I have heard positive stories about the… Read More

Gary Benoit – Knee Replacement Surgery with the ConforMIS System

  • About one year ago, Dr. Carlson made my life better. Dr. Carlson is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He is the best there is. He is a God-send with skilled hands. Yes, his main specialty is spinal surgery, but he does knees also! He gave me a beautiful new knee. Dr. Carlson has wisdom, expertise, and is a surgeon with a sense of humor. Even though I am an old lady, I told him that I didn’t want the “old lady” knee replacement, I wanted the “NFL quarterback knee”. I… Read More

Glenda MacDonald – Knee Replacement

  • Walking on a knee that has zero cartilage is extremely painful. My daughter recommended I go to Dr. Haynes. He was completely thorough, and professional in his examination, discussed my options, and made it clear that it would be my decision as to what course of action to be taken regarding my knee problem. I chose complete replacement. The operation was done at Mary Immaculate by Dr. Haynes and I could not be more pleased with the results. I am 100% mobile again. I work in my yard, play… Read More

Gerald Ranes – Knee Replacement

  •   I’m very pleased with the care Dr. Toothaker, Victoria and Tom gave me when I was under their care. It was very hard when I first started, but each visit was better then the one before. I would recommend this practice to anyone in need of physical therapy. Thanks so much. I’m on the good left knee now. Ernestine… Read More

Ernestine Yancey – Physical Therapy

  • Rating: 5.0 Dr. Jeff Carlson is fantastic. Ran two miles today (much slower than I am capable of), 11 days after a knee scope, meniscus repair and “oil change”. Posted by Michael Boucher On Facebook: 10/05/2015

Michael Boucher – Knee Arthroscopy & Meniscus Repair

  • I have been fortunate to have Dr. McFarland perform surgery on me on three different occasions. The last was recently when he performed surgery on my neck. His professionalism and performance has been amazing. It has been amazing how my recovery has been following knee surgery and neck surgery. I highly recommend him to anyone. Don\’t be afraid – he really… Read More

Rachel Jackson – Knee & Neck Surgery

  • As a nurse practitioner and a case manager, my priorities for a knee replacement were to minimize risk for infection, have effective pain management, coordinated care and optimal recovery of functional movement. Dr.   John Burrow and his team prepared me with what to expect, how to prepare for the surgery with pre-op exercises and and with clear infection prevention instructions for the 3 day skin prep prior to surgery. The exercises pre-op made for optimal recovery of movement and strength… Read More

Cyndi Fisher – Total Knee Replacement Surgery

  • My name is Laura and I have been living with left knee pain for over two and half years. I cannot take any type of NSAIDs because of a surgery I had over ten years ago. I had visited an orthopaedic specialist at Portsmouth Naval when my pain began. They tried the steroid injections, but refused to do surgery. I had asked them “will I eventually need the surgery?”  and both physicians said “yes”, because of my condition being bone-on-bone. My only option was to do Physical Therapy, which I did… Read More

Laura Moncure- Total Knee Replacement

  • A year ago, I came to Dr. Haynes about the pain in my knee. I was very confident in him giving me the best advice, since he helped years earlier with my left knee with injections. I was ready for surgery at that time. Dr. Haynes suggested we try medicine first to help with the arthritis. I tried 2 different medicines with a little relief. I came back a couple of months later,but didn’t have complete relief. Dr. Haynes suggested a cortisone shot. I felt great for about a month and I was back… Read More

Janice Day – Partial Knee Replacement

  • Shared from Facebook Reviews — 5 stars for Dr. J. Carlson. He did a fantastic job replacing my knee. All through physical therapy, I couldn’t help but notice that my knee movement was smooth as silk. That being said, it’s looking like my other knee is due for an upgrade too. Kenneth Gifford

Kenneth Gifford – Knee Replacement

  • Wow! Knee surgery was conducted by the most professional team I have ever encountered. Dr. Boyd Haynes had an “A” team for my surgery. Wow! Maggie Bailey

Maggie Bailey – Knee Surgery

  • I fell down a flight of steps while visiting my daughter in Hawaii 6 years ago. Upon my return, I set up an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes because he did my rotator cuff surgery previously. After consulting with Dr. Haynes, he advised me that I had a ruptured patella tendon of the left knee and it would require surgery to repair. This did not make me happy!! We have 9 grandchildren and they all “play” something so, I really needed to get this fixed and get my mobility back !! The surgery… Read More

Brown Weaver – Knee Surgery for a Ruptured Patella Tendon

  • When I was 30, I slipped on some ice and twisted my knee about 180 degrees. It hurt, and it swelled up, but I was very stoic about pain and I pretty much ignored it. The pain and swelling came and went, increasing over time, until I finally said something to my family doctor. By that time, my knee had no cartilage left at all. It was bone grinding on bone. He asked me why I didn’t have it replaced. Well, I was about 54 then and I was under the impression that full knee replacements had to wait… Read More

Ginger Zarske – Total Knee Replacement

  • As an attorney defending medical malpractice claims, I choose my surgeons carefully. I was 63 when Dr. Boyd Haynes did a total knee replacement, in Feb 2016. Several of my friends have had single or bilateral knee replacements by other providers. So I have context when it comes to assessing the relative outcome of my total knee replacement. One of my attorney associates is married to an ortho scrub tech at Mary Immaculate Hospital who works with many orthopedic surgeons. She could give no… Read More

James Akridge – Total Knee Replacement

  • Meet the biggest chicken in the world, me! I can’t tell you how scared I was and how much I dreaded a complete knee replacement. Thankfully, I haven’t had to deal with many hospital stays and I’m afraid of needles. If I had it my way, I\’d never step foot in a hospital again. However, if I ever do need my other knee replaced, I’m going straight to Dr. Boyd Haynes for the procedure with no reservation and no fear. I can attest to the excellent care I received and truly, I don’t feel the new… Read More

Marina Cox – Knee Replacement

  • I would like to thank OSC (especially Dr. Mark McFarland, Shelly and the rest of his team). I have received nothing but the best care from the moment I began seeing them for my neck, back , hips and knees. My “KNEES”, oh my Lord – the incredible, bone grinding pain is gone!! Dr McFarland is an extraordinary doctor. He was patient with me during my “decision-making” process. He allowed me to become comfortable with the idea of knee replacement surgery and when I was ready – so was… Read More

Willie J. Senegal – Knee Replacement, Neck, Hip & Back Care

  • Dr. Haynes replaced my left knee in January 2015. It was one of the easiest surgeries I have ever had (including my right knee replacement). After the surgery, I was not groggy, nor in pain until later during the night, but by that time even that was not severe. I was standing (with help) about 4 pm that day and walking the next. My recovery went extremely well and by the beginning of April, I was able to go to D.C. and walk everywhere with my family. The OSC physical therapists were… Read More

Debra O’Neal – Knee Replacement

  • After over a year of pain and dysfunction, I asked Dr. Jeffrey Carlson to proceed with a total knee replacement. From my very first appointment, Dr. Carlson was always attentive, warm, friendly and extremely professional; providing me all the answer to my questions and concerns. His entire office staff at The Orthopaedic & Spine Center [Newport News, VA] is wonderful. The surgery went very well and was followed by a course of physical therapy. My progress was rapid and my recovery… Read More

Marge Hutt – Total Knee Replacement

  • I have had pain in both knees for several years and had knee arthroscopies in the past. Even after I retired, I continued to work in my own lawn care business and the pain continued. I finally made an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes to see what could be done. He found bone-on-bone and told me that I would know when I needed to have knee replacement surgery. I was convinced and scheduled my first surgery for January of 2020. With Dr. Haynes\’ expertise and my ,hard work with Physical Therapy… Read More

Talmadge M. (Mike) Gailey – Total Knee Replacement Surgeries

  • My name is Gary Benoit and have been a patient with Dr Haynes for about 2 years plus. Problem is with both knees, broken parts you could say, such as meniscus tears, not aligned, looking at possible knee surgery, all resulting from years of excess wear and tear from running and playing sports in general. Thus far, the shots received over this period of time on both knees have been working quite well ICW 2 tablets of Aleve. As of this writing, I have not taken any Aleve for over a week which… Read More

Gary Benoit – Knee Pain

  • I was blessed to have Dr. Boyd Haynes do the replacement surgery for my left hip in August 2016 and my right knee most recently this past June 2018. With my left hip, I spent two nights in the hospital and had very little pain. With my right knee, I was up and out of the hospital in less then 24 hours! I was amazed at how good I felt and how little pain I had. I started rehab the next day. Dr. Haynes is very professional and yet very kind and caring. You know exactly what to expect and what… Read More

Bonnie Wallace – Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries

  • After 77 years of use, the cartilage in my left knee wore out. The knee hurt; it swelled, it was drained. Braces, ointment, orthotics, injections, and wishful thinking didn’t help. Dr. Haynes saw me within days of my telephone call. X-rays revealed bone-on-bone and he advised surgery as the only effective,long-term option. The partial knee replacement was done in a surgery center, after which I went home the same day. Once the anesthesia wore off the knee hurt, but pain was tempered by… Read More

Milton Goldberg – Partial Knee Replacement

  • I would like to commend my personal physician, Dr. Boyd Haynes, who recently handled both my knee replacement surgeries. Dr. Haynes epitomizes the word “preeminence,” as a consummate professional with both superb skills as a surgeon, as well as an excellent “bedside” manner. I liked his conservative and logical approach to attacking both my knee issues. Due to his professionalism, by the time the decision was made to have surgery, I felt extremely comfortable with Dr…. Read More

David Coes – Knee Replacement Surgeries

  • I talked to Dr. Haynes about a lingering pain in both knees, but especially the right knee. I fully expected him to recommend knee replacement. After reviewing my x-rays and talking to him, he thought a non-invasive approach would be in order, to start with. I agreed. He then prescribed an ointment called Pennsaid. He said to use this for a month and come back to discuss the results. I came back in today and told him that the pain has subsided. I use it once a day on my knees and the pain goes… Read More

Robert Bennett – Knee Pain

  • When I started at the OSC Physical Therapy facility for my knee condition, I noticed right off how great these guys were (Jamie Swale, DPT; Katelyn Turek and Douglas) and how awesome they are with caring for each patient, along with their professional attitude.  I have so much I want to say about the amazing care and treatment I’m receiving and am very grateful for you guys being my therapist and my techs. What I love most about this facility is the tremendous level of motivation that has… Read More

E. Lee – Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knees

  • OSC Physician: Dr. Haynes You SAVED my life! I had seen others before you and they could not fix my knee. You told me I needed a replacement and I was very scared. I had my surgery on 9-12-2012, and went back to work at 6 weeks! I can now shop at the grocery store and no longer have to have my knee drained every few weeks! I even went Christmas shopping! Thank you for being tough on me and asking me to work harder – my leg is almost straight now. I have referred others to you when they… Read More

Kathleen “Kathy” Adams – Knee Replacement

  • Dr. Haynes did a partial knee replacement for me about 2 weeks ago. I have been living with severe arthritis pain for over a year and I didn’t even think that there was any way to get rid of the pain completely, but Dr. Haynes made it happen! Two weeks after my surgery. I am in no pain at all.  It’s unbelievable. Karen… Read More

Karen Bowles – Partial Knee Replacement

  • Dr. Boyd Haynes was sympathetic and answered all my questions before, during and after surgery. The surgery was scheduled quickly and the process was efficient. All of the staff were caring. My Physical Therapy went well and took in less time than expected.  My pain was managed very well during my recovery and healing. Having had a partial knee replacement by Dr. Haynes; I will look to him for all my Orthopedic needs and any future surgery. I have already referred friends to Dr. Haynes and… Read More

Carole Stockberger – Partial Knee Replacement

  •   Dr. Bob Snyder is my hero, a knee doctor, but he cured my shortness of breath!!! After twenty-plus years of unbearable pain, he magically and skillfully, of course, eliminated ALL pain. While in pain, I didn\’t breathe correctly, inhaled a little bit, blew out what was left…of course, my breath was short. Both of my knees were replaced with the ConforMIS System and after 4 weeks, I was back to work. It was a pleasurable journey. The pain after surgery was well controlled, as… Read More

Marcilla Waters – Knee Replacements with the ConforMIS System

  • Over the last three years, I suffered with chronic knee pain and had to wear a brace. I had made plans for a trip to Las Vegas and also for a cruise. While on vacation, I could not keep up with the others. My walking was impaired even with the brace. My right knee was very swollen and painful. This was not a good feeling. When I returned home, I mentioned my condition to a friend and he recommended Dr. Boyd Haynes. Dr. Haynes informed me that I would need a partial knee replacement. This was… Read More

Carol B. Mann – Partial Knee Replacement

  • In 2007, I was having pain in my legs. It was interfering with my favorite pastime, tennis. Liking the atmosphere of the practice, having been treated satisfactorily by Dr. Haynes earlier, I sought out a spine specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Carlson. Upon being evaluated, x-rayed, trying anti-inflammatory meds, etc. it was determined that my back and knees were showing bone deterioration and arthritis. Taking care of the knees seemed to take priority. In 2007, when I was 68 years old, and 2010, I had… Read More

Nancy Sandford – Knee Replacements & Spine Surgery

  • My name is Rose Paul and I am the 75 year old, great grandmother of 2 little girls, ages 3 and 20 months. During the summer of 2014, I started having knee pain. My family and I are very active, outdoor people. I love to work in the yard and help my husband with his vegetable garden, but my knee pain made it very difficult to continue my active, outdoor life. I was convinced I would require a knee replacement so I waited (and suffered) over 4 months before I called to make an appointment with… Read More

Rose Paul – Knee Pain

  • Physician – Dr. Jeffrey Carlson I was in pain every day. I was going to see other doctors and they would treat the pain, but it didn’t go away. So, a friend of mine went on the Internet and found Dr. Carlson and pulled up his history. I made an appointment to see him. When I got the appointment, Dr. Carlson x-rayed my left leg and saw that the bone was on bone in my knee. He let me know that I needed a knee replacement. On December 31, 2012 I had a total knee replacement. To… Read More

Deborah Seward – Knee Replacement

  • Having had a full right knee replacement the year before with a doctor at a different center, I was elated to learn that I qualified for a partial left knee replacement at OSC. Dr. Haynes explained the process, and everything went just as he had said. The recovery was smooth and comparatively easy, and now, a year later, I have no pain in that knee and great mobility again. I highly recommend OSC and Dr…. Read More

Linda N. Joyner – Partial Knee Replacement

  • I am getting my second complete knee replacement in two months. The first replacement has left me without that scared feeling of “will it work or will it fail”. The first knee replacement has made me stronger in everything I do. For the first year, I could tell the difference in strength on a regular basis. Sometimes I wonder if I could wear my new knee out from using it so much, so I’m getting the other knee replaced to match. I never thought I would squat down to pick up something again… Read More

Charlotte Barlow – Total Knee Replacement

  • I had my first knee replacement by Dr. Haynes 10 years ago. I had held off on getting it done for years with very bad pain, because I feared the surgery. When the day came, Dr Haynes and his staff made me feel very relaxed and I even stayed awake during the surgery. Recovery was not fun, but I got thru it with steady improvement and it wasn’t long before it was just like new. My only regret was waiting so long to do it. I’m now getting ready to have the other knee done and I don’t have… Read More

Jill Figuenick – Knee Replacements

  • I had a total knee replacement at OSC at the end of May 2021. Dr. Boyd Haynes ( and PA Chris Schwizer) performed my surgery. I strongly recommend going to OSC and requesting Dr. Haynes in particular, for this surgery. Their services are conservative, comprehensive and professional. I requested Dr. Haynes because he previously performed hip replacement surgery on my wife and her experience was excellent. Dr. Haynes was very thorough in terms of discussing my knee surgery and recommended for… Read More

Wilfred MacDonald – Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

  • I’m 71 years old and have been a patient of Dr. Boyd W. Haynes III for over 25 years. I enjoy being physically active, and, as a result, my body has paid the price. Dr. Haynes has always been keenly aware of my desire to get back into action as soon as possible after injuries, mishaps and age-related conditions.  He has performed orthoscopic surgery on both knees (running related), surgically removed calcium build up in my big toe (golf cart accident), treated my shoulder’s AC joint… Read More

Barry Buchanan – Injections for Arthritic Knee Pain

  • I just had a second total knee replacement surgery.  The procedure was performed at 8:30 am and I was at home recovering by 12:30 PM. I think I beat the time of his first patient going home that day.  No pain. Dr. Boyd Haynes is fantastic.  Went through six doctors before choosing him. I’ve had both knees replaced in the last six months.  I highly recommend him. Frank… Read More

Frank Huffman – Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

  • Never realizing how genetics and other factors would affect me in years to come, I was referred to Dr. Haynes by Dr. Trieshmann – well over ten years ago regarding knee replacement/partial knee replacement – to discuss different avenues available to me. After everything else was tried – it was inevitable that no other solutions would fix my deteriorating knees (and other body parts). Hence, my first knee replacement. When I met Dr. Haynes many years ago, I was delighted to find an Ortho… Read More

Marla Prow Brown – Knee Replacement/Spine Surgery

  • I am an active, 74 year-old man. Over the past ten years, arthritis had gradually damaged my right knee until I could no longer continue the physical activity necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Walking any distance was painful and as I favored my right knee, I began to have pain in my hip and left knee. I went to see Dr. Haynes at OSC (Orthopaedic and Spine Center) in February 2016. X-rays revealed bone-on-bone arthritis and after cortisone brought no improvement in March 2016, a… Read More

Hugh Asbury – Total Knee Replacement

  • I had my left knee replaced in 2012 with Dr. Boyd Haynes and it went very well! Everything is still going well. I can do everything I used to do and more. The hard work was worth it! 5 years later (today) I went in for pain in the right knee. So happy with Dr. Haynes and the whole OSC team. He always makes me feel at ease. We have a treatment plan in place. Then, he had Chris, the PA, give me a cortisone shot. Chris was outstanding as well. Thank you, Dr. Haynes, for always being there…. Read More

Kathleen Adams – Knee Replacement and Non-surgical Knee Pain Care

  • I’m a 60 year old woman, who for the past 15 years, has been in agony from knee pain. After numerous hours in the emergency room, not one doctor would tell me what was going on. I would leave the doctor’s office in tears and with a script for pain medication. I was constantly making excuses why I was walking funny or why I couldn’t join in the family activities. No one would hire me, I was just a hot mess. I felt all alone, no one could hear my bones grinding with every step. In July… Read More

Debra L. Harris – Knee Replacement

  • My name is Jan Keenan and I had a complete left knee replacement by Dr. Boyd Haynes. I had the surgery, because 8 years ago, I had a laparoscopic surgery on my knee for bone chips and a torn meniscus, which took away the backward motion in my knee, which you use when you walk. I was limping, unable to walk for very long, and getting severe back pains. I was determined to get that motion back after I had the surgery and be able to walk correctly again. After the surgery, I had more problems… Read More

Jan Keenan – Knee Replacement

  • Dr. Andy Murphie, Sr. performing veterinary surgery at Anderson’s Corner Animal Hospital in Toano, Virginia. I have been dealing with a very painful knee for many years.  The first injury occurred in 1962 and there were multiple injuries since that time, during which I underwent knee arthroscopy 5 times.  The discomfort had reached the level, where on several occasions while traveling with my wife and groups, our plans had to be changed, as I was unable to leave the ship or hotel… Read More

Andy Murphie Sr., DVM – Total Knee Replacement

  • I am a 63 year old that had my surgery with Dr. Haynes on 3/4/2015; the surgery was the second for my left knee. In 1983, I fell at my home, tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, as well as the meniscus in the knee. My care included surgery, follow-up and rehab; five days in the hospital, 8 weeks in a hard cast, 7 weeks in a soft cast and therapy for about 5 months. Why am I referring to this because its in the past–it’s to evidence how much improved the treatment… Read More

Gary Holsomback – Knee Replacement

  • I am 56 with arthritis in both knees. The pain, stiffness and inflammation started in 2009 has increased with the passing of each year. I was eventually diagnosed with a torn Meniscus in my left knee. Arthroscopic surgery provided some relief. A once very active lifestyle of walking, jogging and rollerskating dwindled to watching television. I was in pain whether I was standing, sitting or lying in bed. Going up and down the stairs became a major undertaking. One day a coworker who had knee… Read More

Deidre Ellington – Non-surgical Treatment for Knee Arthritis

  • I had my knee replacement surgery on Feb. 27,2019. I am so grateful to Dr. Boyd Haynes. I wonder now why I put it off for so long. If you can get through the first 7-10 days, you’ve got it made. I strongly recommend Dr. Haynes. He has done a hip replacement in 2011 and now my knee. Fantastic job on both! Helen… Read More

Helen Panags – Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

  • I’m writing on behalf of my husband. He had a total knee replacement on 2/19/20, performed by OSC’s Dr. Boyd Haynes. I’ve been so impressed with the entire process, from the scheduling of the surgery to how quickly his disability paperwork was submitted, to the entire experience at the hospital. We were both greeted so nicely at Mary Immaculate Hospital..all of the nurses were fantastic, the care he got was great. While he was in the recovery area, one of the nurses called twice to update… Read More

Debbie Lehrer – My Husband’s Total Knee Replacement

  • Several years ago, I sustained what, “for me”, was clearly a sports-related injury. I am sure that some of you ladies will be familiar with my sports event. I had been battling with a complex quilting pattern, on the floor of my sewing room, for an entire afternoon. As I stood up from my task for about the twenty-fifth time, I noticed a slight pain in my knee. After a few days of pain denial, then knee braces, along with several other failed self treatments, I realized that I was the owner of… Read More

Cynthia French – Meniscus Repair

  • At 62 years old I found myself in need of a good orthopedic doctor in anticipation of future knee surgery. I have been having pain in my left knee for several years which has been controlled over time with 3 steroid injections. However, my last steroid injection relieved my pain for less than 2 months. I knew the next step would have to be viscous knee injections or surgery. I put it off as long as I could, but the pain in my left knee became constant and was inhibiting my daily activities…. Read More

Deborah Orband – Viscosupplementation Injections for Painful Knee

  • In July 2016, I was in a bad horseback riding accident that caused me to separate my AC joint, that’s how I first came to OSC.  I was under the care of Dr. Jeffrey Carlson at the time. After rehab on my shoulder, I started riding and competing again, only to dislocate my knee for the fourth time. After I had an MRI done and results showed that I needed surgery on my knee, Dr. Carlson referred me to Dr. Boyd Haynes. I was very hesitant at first concerning the surgery, since I’ve had one knee… Read More

Jessica D’Aurora – Tibial Tubercle Transfer and Lateral Retinacular Release – Knee Surgery

  • I am a 71-year-old outdoorsy woman living in Mathews County, VA. I started seeing Dr. Boyd Haynes for my knee over eight years ago. My knees were in bad shape back then, but I told him I didn’t want to do replacement. So, he worked with me, patiently trying every type of injection, physical therapy, etc. for years. Eventually my knee became so bad, I couldn’t get on or off my horse without assistance, and I rode in constant pain. My knee woke me up at night, and I couldn’t easily go up… Read More

Alice Grady – Total Knee Replacement

  • I had a right knee replacement. I worked with the following Physical Therapist and PTAs: Tom Toothaker, DPT Jonathan Lorusso, LPTA Bill Richard, PTA The place was very clean and the equipment was wiped down after every patient. The whole staff was pleasant and helpful the entire time I was there. I appreciate all the work they did with me. I am glad that I have finished my Physical Therapy but I will miss them all. Dana… Read More

Dana Stutts – Physical Therapy after Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Physician: Dr. Haynes It was a dark and stormy night. Deep in the throes of depression, I was contemplating the misery that had befallen me through the inexorable degeneration of my left knee by osteoarthritis. Boyd Haynes III, MD, at OSC in Newport News, had tried valiantly to avoid surgery, to no avail. When the fateful day arrived that I was told all non-surgical remedies had been exhausted, Dr. Haynes informed me that I was candidate for his new robotic partial-knee replacement… Read More

William Watkins III – Partial Knee Replacement

  • My knees had been bone-on-bone for some time. I had tried gel and cortisone injections when I lived in Florida. Surgery worried me; the surgery itself, fear of uncontrolled pain, the rehab and the downtime. Dr. Jenny Andrus, Pain Management Specialist at OSC, provided another option: nerve blocks. These did give me temporary relief and the time I needed to come to grips with having knee replacement surgery. Dr. Boyd Haynes, also with OSC, was totally prepared for my questions about knee… Read More

Cathy Gumtow – Pain Management and Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Dr. Haynes performed a partial knee replacement for me last year. I had previously consulted with another doctor who said I had to have a full knee replacement, but I’m glad I went to Dr. Haynes for another opinion. The surgery and after care went very well and I am pleased with the results. Before surgery, I was walking crooked and was in pain. Everything is fine now. I highly recommend him. Garland… Read More

Garland Whitley – Partial Knee Replacement

  • Dr. Boyd Haynes is always so positive and funny. He makes me laugh before he has Chris inject my knees!!  Laughter seems to help in those stressful and painful situations. I can’t think of anything that you can do to improve your practice.  What I enjoy most about coming to OSC is Dr. Haynes’ funny attitude. He really enjoys his work and that makes me trust him so much… Read More

Heidi Callas – 5 Star Review for Knee Treatment

  • It is two and a half months since Dr. Boyd Haynes III, from Orthopedic Spine Center in Newport News, performed my total knee replacement. There are four things to consider when having a knee replacement. The first is, having a list of questions ready for your surgeon. Secondly, find an excellent surgeon, Dr. Boyd Haynes III for example, who listens to your concerns and considers everything before replying. Third, make sure you do your physical therapy exercises as instructed, remember to… Read More

Kathleen Howe – Total Knee Replacement

  • It is 6 weeks today since my total knee replacement and I am absolutely pleased with the results. I will be back on the golf course next week! Dr. Snyder’s approach to pain management was awesome! Dr. Snyder uses the ConforMIS Knee Replacement System.

Ava Sparrer – Knee Replacement

  • With the summer of 2014 almost here and me well into my recovery after the April 23 2014 right knee replacement, I feel that this can be shouted from the rooftops-Doctor Haynes you are the best. My journey to this point began a long time ago. Out of high school 1970’s– I joined the US Marine Corps after short stay in the NN Shipyard-spending nearly 5 yrs on active duty–after that I began a long career with the US Postal Service–walking many a mile in the 23601 zip code. By October 2012… Read More

David Collier – Knee Replacement

  • Approximately 2 years ago, I tripped & ended up with a torn meniscus in my knee. The physician, at that time, quickly recommended surgery, which just was not an option for me. I have a full time job, house, 3 pets, a yard, etc. So I dealt with the pain & just hoped it would go away, certainly not get worse. After setting up a program at The Chesapeake for OSC’s Dr. Mark McFarland to speak to the Community about stem cell injections, I was very impressed with him & the information… Read More

Elizabeth Gee – Stem Cell Therapy for Torn Meniscus

  • I am a retired Marine that loves hunting and fishing. Though, in 2014, I found it extremely painful to enjoy my retirement doing the things I love most. This was due to the pain I was having with my right knee. My wife suggested I see Dr. Haynes. I had been to other orthopedic doctors in the past and had cortisone injections that only helped for a very short time. Dr. Haynes was able show me the anatomy of how my knee was hitting bone on bone. He suggested a partial knee replacement. I was… Read More

John L. Davis – Partial Knee Replacement

  • Had a total knee replacement done recently by Dr. Boyd Haynes at OSC. Well, that was a trip. It was a experience that I was a bit scared of, but I was treated very nice and with total respect. I felt relaxed and had no real heavy duty pain. All nurses were sweet, and I admire Dr. Haynes. Known this Doc for years, and he will always be my OSC Doctor. Carole A Benton-Lewis… Read More

Carole A Benton-Lewis – Total Knee Replacement

  • Last August, my right knee started bothering me while walking and especially while twisting. I even had pain while trying to sleep at night, so I went to see an orthopedic surgeon who happened not to be affiliated with Orthopaedic & Spine Center. On the first visit, I received a cortisone shot that provided about 5 weeks relief. The second visit in October was no different and again I had about 5 weeks relief. The only other treatment offered was a series of three liquid injections that… Read More

Daniel W. Forrest – Knee Pain

  • I’m an Operating Room nurse at a local hospital.  I injured my right knee in 2011 and was told by an orthopedic surgeon that I would need a total knee replacement in 1 to 5 years.  By 2015, I needed some sort of intervention to that right knee and consulted Dr. Boyd Haynes.  At the very beginning of treatment, I told Dr. Haynes that I wanted to stick to less invasive measures and wasn’t interested in a total knee replacement.  He agreed with the previous surgeon, in that I would… Read More

Patricia Clark – Total Knee Replacement

  • I want all to know what a fantastic doctor Dr. Martin Coleman is. Recently, Dr. Coleman repaired my torn rotator cuff with wonderful results. Before the surgery and during my recovery, Dr. Coleman talked to me so that I could understand, listened to my questions, allayed my fears, and was super encouraging as I recovered. In this hurried world in which we live, it is so nice to have a busy professional take the time that you need with you. I can’t say thank you enough to Dr. Coleman, and I… Read More

Cynthia Belle Petersen – Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

  • My name is Anthony Sam and I’m a 58 year old from Denver, CO, who spent 20 years in the US Navy and another 11 years as a Mechanic for NAVSEA Systems. My Doctor is Jeffrey Carlson and I was seen by him for Severe Chronic Osteoarthritis of my right and left knee. My knee pain can be traced back to my time in the Navy and then was dramatically increased due to my physically intensive duties working as a Ship Yard Mechanic. I have, in the past, had multiple knee surgeries on both of my… Read More

Anthony Sam – Knee Replacements

  • I had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) on February 5, 2020. I was so afraid going into this surgery but I can honestly say it was so much better than I expected. Dr. Boyd Haynes did a great job, my knee is so strong now and I can do all of my daily activities…finally! He has such a great bedside manner and answered all my concerns and is so reassuring.           I did Physical Therapy at OSC with Dr. Paige Tretter and Fred Wintermantel. Again, a great… Read More

Beverly Creekmore – Total Knee Replacement Surgery & Post-op Physical Therapy

  • 2023 was the year of two new knees for me! After many years of knee injections working to decrease my pain, they stopped working. It was time for knee replacements to fix the terrible bone-on-bone pain. Dr. Boyd Haynes replaced my right knee in May and then my left knee in September. The process is like a well oiled machine and all the staff are so helpful and kind. I love my two new knees! I can walk without pain! After so long in pain, it has taken some getting used to! I am very happy and… Read More

Deborah Orband – Total Knee Replacements

  • After a year of ongoing right knee pain, my doctor (at a different practice) decided I needed a partial knee replacement. In November, 2018, I had the surgery performed. For the first three weeks after surgery, I was improving steadily. In the fourth week, I started to have pain in and above the knee, with a clicking or crackling feeling. My doctor told me all of this was normal and that it would take a year to heal. After months of pain, in October, 2019 he performed surgery to remove scar… Read More

Ricky Watlet – Total Knee Replacement

  • Dr. Haynes is a highly qualified orthopedic surgeon. It has been a year since Dr. Haynes completed a right knee replacement for me and I could not be happier with him, his staff, and their impressive medical facility. A year ago, I was experiencing extreme right knee pain and knew a knee replacement was my only hope of walking again without a walker. I learned of Dr. Haynes when a lady, working at Macy’s, offered a chair for me to rest when she noticed I was having problems walking. After… Read More

Betty Staples – Knee Replacement

  • I was born with many handicaps and I once had a doctor in Norfolk, but my back never was right. I had car accident and I was told Dr. Jeffrey Carlson was the best. He has done three back surgeries for me and I have to tell you, I won’t let anyone touch me but Dr. Carlson! He is the best! I have had two knee replacements and one hip replacement and the other doctors at OSC did them. People ask me, “Cindy, how do you even move with all the rods and equipment?”  I tell them “go see these… Read More

Cynthia Payne – Spine Surgeries, Hip and Knee Replacements

  • I received an amniotic stem cell injection from Dr. Mark McFarland on October 7, 2015. I realize that everyone is different, but in my case there was no pain or discomfort from the shot, which was identical to the corticosteroid knee shots I had received in the past. There was no pain or discomfort ever following the shot. For the next 13 weeks, I wore a knee brace when walking around to hold the knee in place, and could take no aspirin or NSAIDs for pain. For the first two weeks, I did… Read More

Charles W. Meissner, Jr. – Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain

  • My name is Betty and in February of 2012, I was having problems with my knees. They would pop and grind especially when I climbed stairs. One evening while my husband and I were out for dinner, I started to get up, but my knee was locked up and I couldn’t move my leg or stand. My husband, not knowing what else to do, got down on the floor and started slowly moving my ankle. From the turned heads, I believe the other diners thought he was proposing to me, but he was just desperate to help me… Read More

Betty Owsley – Exercise and PT for Knee Pain

  • Dr. Boyd Haynes is an excellent, caring, and well-qualified orthopedic doctor. I started having knee problems in 2007 with a torn meniscus. Dr. Haynes performed arthroscopic surgery on my knee and did an excellent job. Then in March 2015, I started having issues with pain while walking and climbing steps. Before undergoing surgery, Dr. Haynes suggested a series of five Supartz shots for five consecutive weeks. You see, Dr. Haynes is NOT a doctor who would automatically perform surgery if you… Read More

Kathleen (Kathy) Wright – Total Knee Replacement

  • I have been Dr. Boyd Haynes’ patient since 03/2005. He has worked miracles numerous times. The last was 4 injections of ORTHOVISC. It is a miracle drug. I still had issues after surgery, therapy and previous injections. My knee feels brand new. I feel like a new person. I RECOMMEND ORTHOVISC HIGHLY. Dr. Haynes, Chris, Dr. Andrus, the Physical Therapy Team and all other staff members are THE BEST. I GIVE THEM A 10+ STAR RATING. Jon-Betty… Read More

Jon-Betty King – Non-surgical Treatment for Knee Arthritis

  • Here is my story: I am a 51 year old active female and my story goes back about five years ago, when I tore the meniscus in left knee. Eventually, I had to have surgery to repair. Six months later, I tore it again, but waited another 6 months before another surgery. Between the tears and arthritis progressing, Dr. Carlson and I did everything we possibly could to stop the inevitable…knee replacement. He told me that when I was ready I would know it, and sure enough, by the beginning of 2014,… Read More

Kimberly Holland – Knee Replacement

  • After Dr. Jeffrey Carlson replaced my second knee, it seemed to heal more slowly and I was dejected. Dr. Carlson wisely took me out of in-home physical therapy and assigned me to Dr. Tom Toothaker at OSC Physical Therapy. I had used them for years and felt comfortable with my OSC PT family of providers. Tom took my case on personally. His daily encouragement and motivation caused me to try harder and we were able to celebrate the small steps together! My appointments are at 7:00 AM and… Read More

Kerri Vailati – Physical Therapy for Knee Replacement

  • Dr. Boyd Haynes did my first total knee replacement in October 2009 and my second one in March 2010. Before my knee replacements, I was in severe pain every day. My daily life had changed from being active to barely being able to go to the grocery store or sleep through the night. While the recovery was painful and required a dedication to the Physical Therapy, I can truly say it was totally worth it. I have been 100% pain free for many years now and I can’t thank Dr. Haynes enough his… Read More

Tracy Langlois – Knee Replacements

  • At the age of 81 years young, I had full knee replacement surgery, performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes in March of 2020. I was very nervous about everything and waited a few years too long to have the surgery. Looking back, I wonder why I was so nervous. Dr. Haynes and his team were very patient in walking me and my family through the entire process. They leave nothing out and my surgery and recovery went great! I went home on the same day of the surgery. Everything that morning went exactly as Dr…. Read More

Vesita Lowman – Outpatient Total Knee Replacement Surgery

  • I would highly recommend OSC’s Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, my Surgeon, who successfully performed two TKR operations (within the past 2 years) and who guided me on my journey to total recovery through therapy. I further recommend the therapy program offered at the OSC establishment. My 20 plus therapy appointments with the OSC Newport News Therapy office, found the staff extremely professional and friendly, starting with the appointment staff at PT’s front office. My therapy evaluators/trainers… Read More

Charles Bellinger – Total Knee Replacements & Physical Therapy

  • Hello! My name is Debbie Adams. I had been living with osteoarthritis in my knees for over 14 years. I was terrified of a knee replacement and tried many options to avoid having that dreaded surgery. The constant pain and inability to bend or squat made my job as a special needs educator increasingly difficult. When my original orthopedist decided to leave the area, I called for a consultation at OSC. Upon meeting Dr. Haynes for the first time, he was warm and friendly and seemed genuinely… Read More

Debora Adams – Total Knee Replacement

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