Testimonials: Hand & Wrist

Sandy Friend – Orthopaedic Care for Knees, Hands and Ankles

Image of Dr. John BurrowDr. John Burrow is one of the good guys! The best Ortho Doctor….

The four years I have been going to him, he has saved me from much pain! Now that I’m moving to Rhode Island….I wish I could take him with me! I’m telling anyone, if you want some help in feeling better, knees, hands, ankles…he is the Dr. to go see!

Also, Dr. Burrow sent me to Dr. Boyd Haynes…he too was outstanding! Nothing about OSC I did not like…Thank you!

Sandy Friend

Stephanie Lovell – Trigger Finger Release Surgery & Non-operative Care

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesDr. Boyd Haynes has given me back my hands! I saw him because of my trigger thumb. First, I had the cortisone shot on my left hand, then my right thumb also developed trigger finger. It could not bend at all.

I was wearing a brace for work and taping my thumb and middle finger at night so I could sleep without them locking in a bent position, because when I would straighten them, the pain was excruciating.

I made an appointment with Dr. Haynes and decided surgery was my best choice for care. It was the right choice. I had the trigger thumb release surgery performed and had a cortisone shot in my middle finger. The healing process was fast and I now have full range of movement in my hand and fingers and no pain at all! I couldn’t be happier.

Dr. Haynes fixed my hands and he and his staff are especially nice and friendly. I am very happy with my care from Dr. Haynes and the Orthopedic and Spine team.

Stephanie Lovell

William G. Suis – Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesI had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand February 22, 2018.

After my surgery, I did not have to take any pain pills and had very little discomfort. No stitches required. The healing process is quick and my hand feels great.

Dr. Boyd Haynes is outstanding.  I give him a very high rating and a great recommendation. He is caring, responds to your questions and conducts himself in a professional manner.

William G. Suis 

Nick DiMarino – Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Photo of Dr. Boyd HaynesI had carpal tunnel pain in both arms and hands. Dr. Boyd Haynes did surgery on my right hand about a year ago. At that time, I told him I was going to wait on the left side because the wrist strap (brace) was allowing me to sleep with no pain. He said, “That’s fine, come back to see me when it tells you to.”

I went 3 months without getting a full night’s sleep because of the pain in my left hand and arm. My arm would wake me with so much pain, it was like it I was in a burning pile of coal.  It would take about an hour for the pain to go away, I would get back in bed and it would fire up in less than 20 minutes, same fiery pain again.

I told Dr. Haynes that it was time to take care of the pain and he scheduled the surgery. The first night after surgery I didn’t sleep much (not sure why), but the second night and every night since, I have slept like a baby. The amazing thing was that after the third day, I couldn’t wait to wake up to see how much better I was than the day before.

It has been less than 2 weeks now and I can do almost anything I want with my left hand with no pain. I’m not saying another doctor couldn’t have done as good, but Dr. Haynes is my hero now. I had no idea that the amount of sleep I was losing was affecting my entire life. THANK YOU, DR. HAYNES!!!

I highly recommend this procedure for anyone suffering with this problem. By the way, after I had the surgery, I have taken a total of 2 Aleve tablets, period.

Nick DiMarino

Ashley White – Bilateral Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery

Dr. Boyd Haynes accurately diagnosed me (after a misdiagnosis at another clinic) and quickly took action to remedy my issues. He took time to explain the different options for relieving my bilateral carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes. We decided surgery was the best option to meet the demands of my work and at-home life.

Before surgery, he had wonderful bedside manner and made me feel comfortable. I felt confident I was in the right hands. After surgery, he called to ensure I was following the after-care protocol. Should I ever need his expertise again, I will not hesitate to see him.

Ashley White

Vicki Nyberg – Wrist Tendinitis

I came in on Friday, January 27th. Dr. Boyd Haynes was amazing, as usual. Then I had to get a shot of cortisone in my wrist. I am a BIG baby and started crying even BEFORE the needle came out. I forget who gave me my shot…and who helped him, but they certainly humored this old woman and I appreciate that!!!

Thanks for doing what you do so well.

Vicki Nyberg

Betsy Rowe – Trigger Finger Release Surgery

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Recently, I had a “trigger” finger problem. Sounds funny or at least it did to me. I visited Dr. Boyd Haynes for an office visit and he injected the site. As he predicted at the time, this was a temporary fix and I would need surgery to correct the situation.

First, let me let you in on the fact that I am not a good patient when it comes to surgery. My big problem is anesthesia (hope I spelled that right). Most doctors don’t really like patients to opt for local anesthesia, but since this was a minor surgery, he (Dr. Haynes) agreed to do a local. Well, it was local and it was a very pleasant experience. I felt comfortable and at ease. Dr. Haynes was professional and explained the procedure as it progressed. This surgery had no surprises, because Dr. Haynes was totally open about the procedure from the first office visit to my follow-up.

Now I know the surgical scar shouldn’t be a big deal, but I don’t think anyone really likes to see scars on their hands. Dr. Haynes used a natural crease in my hand as the point of entry. It’s been 3 weeks and the scar is healing nicely and once completely healed, no one will be able to tell the scar from crease. He has explained that it was possible I could have another one of these trigger problems with my fingers, but if so, then so be it. I know Dr. Haynes will correct the problem quickly, efficiently, and successfully. His trump card is his sense of humor and friendliness which goes a long way with me. If you are looking for a true professional orthopedic surgeon who knows his stuff, then Dr. Boyd Haynes is your physician.

Betsy Rowe

Mike Ancel – Thumb Reconstruction

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I went to OSC with left thumb pain that I had been experiencing for 2 years. After x-rays and a thorough discussion with Doctor Boyd Haynes III, it was determined to be caused by arthritis and bone spurs. I then had surgery to remove the above, followed by 4 weeks in a cast. Pinnacle Hand Therapy handled my rehab with flexibility and strength training.

I wish I had gone for the consultation and surgery sooner!! This was a very positive experience for me as I no longer have any pain! So glad Dr. Haynes and Pinnacle Hand Therapy took care of me. I highly recommend them all!

Mike Ancel

Sheila Moore – Thumb Joint Reconstruction

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I have been decorating cakes for most of my life, as my parents owned a local bakery. I had been having some pain in my right hand around the thumb joint, so I decided to go see Dr. Haynes about it. I really thought it might be broken. Dr. Haynes ordered an x-ray and the conclusion was I had osteo-arthritis in my thumb. He told me his plan of attack and said I would have no more pain after he finished.

So in March of 2014, I went in for surgery. Dr. Haynes would be removing a bone and replacing it with a tendon from my wrist. I would be in a cast from finger tip to elbow for 6 weeks and then PT for as long as it took to get full range of motion again.

I am happy to say that I have not had any pain in my hand since the surgery and PT. My next step is to have the left hand done and I wouldn’t trust anyone but Dr. Haynes as my physician.

Sheila Moore

Katherine Howard – Thumb Reconstruction Surgery

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Dr. Haynes has been following me for several years for my arthritic thumbs. Yes, thumbs.

The last few times I saw Dr. Haynes, he would always laugh and say “I can fix that permanently”. On Sept 30th, I had my left hand done, went through 4 weeks of Hand therapy and doing great. In fact on 12/16, I had my right hand done.

My only regret so far is not doing this sooner. By spring gardening season, I should be good to go.

Thank you to Dr. Haynes and his wonderful staff.

Katherine Howard