Testimonials: Hip Replacement

Michael Noehl – “Jiffy” Hip Replacement Surgery and Physical Therapy

Image of Michael NoehlIn 2014, Dr. Boyd Haynes performed an anterior hip replacement surgery on me.  It was to relieve the painful effects of arthritis and an injury I received while serving in the Army, that was robbing me of an active lifestyle.

As time has passed, my hip and leg have healed and I have gained the strength back in my legs. Within six months of my surgery, I was looking for an exercise with less impact (than my former running) and I turned to bicycle riding. It was a slow start, but through encouragement by Dr. Haynes, and OSC Physical Therapy, I have worked up to riding 200 miles a month as a general routine.

I could not have done this if not for the expert work of Dr. Haynes and the staff at the Orthopedic Spine Center. My progress improves with each day – as noted through my achievement of riding 2500 miles in 2018 and riding my first Century ride – 100 miles in 6.5 hours.

Thanks again to Dr. Haynes and the OSC staff for giving me my life back.

Michael Noehl

Andrea Chavers – Hip Replacement Surgery and Physical Therapy

Image of Dr. John BurrowThank you, Dr. John Burrow (hip replacement surgery), Dr. Paige Tretter and Fred Wintermantel, PTA (Physical Therapy)!

My hip replacement surgery and Physical Therapy experience have been one-of-a-kind! Although it was physically challenging (and a little frightening) in the beginning, I really am enjoying my progress. Thanks to you all, I am now more mobile, walking without my cane for the first time in almost two years. I look forward to working with OSC in the future. I certainly will recommend your facility to anyone I know.

Andrea Chavers 

Gary Benoit – “Jiffy” Hip Replacement

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesMy name is Gary Benoit and I am 70 years of age.

Dr. Boyd Haynes, Joint Surgeon, completed my anterior right hip joint replacement on 8 May 19. It was much needed, since my limping and pain continued to get worse.

The problem was due to all of my years of attempting to stay healthy, and over time, it finally caught up to me. My right hip was “bone on bone” and needed to be attended to. Pain did increase daily.

After a consult with Dr. Haynes, it was determined my next course of action was a hip replacement. Years of jogging, racket ball, hand ball, all around ball playing, etc., took its toll on me, when I knew it was time to get the hip repaired.

Results of the surgery, left me feeling great and no restrictions after two weeks. Quality of life is super and with no pain. I tip my hat off to Dr. Haynes as he is a great American, skilled surgeon, and a gentleman. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dr. Haynes.

Gary Benoit

Nicholas Luccketti – Hip Replacement Surgery

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesFor 40 years, I was an avid runner and loved playing racquetball. But 5 years ago, I had to stop both due to discomfort in my left hip. The idea of a hip replacement was always disconcerting to me; however, last June I decided it was time to act and had the hip replaced by Dr. Boyd Haynes. In my almost 70 years, it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I was released from the hospital the day after surgery and never had to take any pain medication.

I am pain-free, and again playing racquetball a couple of times a week, as well as working out on elliptical and stationary bike 4-5 days a week. And my weekly 4 mile walks now include 2 miles of running!

I am firmly a member of the “I should have had it done years ago” club.

Nicholas Luccketti

 

Sara F. Ray – Pre-op Testing Discovers Clogged Arteries

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesMany thanks to Dr. Boyd Haynes and his very efficient staff. I needed a hip replacement and had pre-op testing before hand. They found a problem with my EKG and, as I result, I ended up with two stints in my arteries. I will have my hip replacement later. I had no idea that I had very bad artery problems.

Thank God for Dr. Haynes’ staff. I am very happy to be their patient and would recommend Dr. Haynes and his staff very highly.

Sara F. Ray

Janice Irwin – Physical Therapy after Hip Replacement Surgery

Image of Dr. Jamie SwaleDr. Jamie Swale and Fred Wintermantel, LPTA,  did a wonderful job with my therapy. I had a hip replacement and was very much in need of therapy. They were professional and knew how to motivate me to improve. I actually looked forward to going to therapy, as I always felt better afterward. I sincerely appreciate their hard work with me. The whole staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend them highly. Dr. Swale and Fred, thank you!

Janice Irwin

Neil Spiers – Hip Replacement

Image of Dr. Boyd Haynes I had my hip replaced in 2017. My hip was a problem for 40 years and was slowly getting worse each year. Doctors told me to tolerate the hip as long as possible, because hip replacements do not last. Dr. Boyd Haynes gave me the confidence that 2017 was the year for a change. My condition was to the point that I required a lot of over-the-counter medicine. After a few months of not being able to get up off the ground like most people and sleepless nights, I took the jump. No pun intended.

The procedure was as simple as taking a nap and it was over. The pre-op and post-op were wonderful. My rehab was 4 weeks and I was back to work. I am 64 and I highly recommend Dr. Boyd Haynes for hip replacement. I was also told that my hip sockets were deeper than most people. I have seen my  x-rays,one year later, and the hip replacement looks very good.

PS – You will be advised to take a 4 antibiotic pills  before any dental procedure, which I recommend to protect the new hip and bone health.

Neil Spiers

Stephen Smith – Hip Replacement Surgery

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesI want to thank Dr. Boyd Haynes and his staff for the positive experience at OSC. I had my right hip replaced in March 2017 after being in pain for several years.

From the initial meeting with Dr. Haynes to the pre- and post-operation discussions, Dr. Haynes helped guide me through the maze of questions I had. The surgery was quick and the physical therapy helped me get back to normal activities in minimal time.

It’s been a year and I’m back to playing racquet ball, golfing, and just about anything else I want to do. There is no pain and I have pretty much a full range of motion. If you are having hip pain that is impacting your quality of life, don’t wait. Get with OSC and Dr. Haynes to get you back on your feet. As I did, you’ll wish you had done it much sooner!

Stephen Smith

Amy Bray – Hip Replacement

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesWhen I started experiencing severe hip pain a few years ago. There were days that I could barely walk and do for myself. My mother strongly recommended that I see Dr. Boyd Haynes as he performed a very successful hip replacement on her, about three years ago.

After I couldn’t tolerate the pain any longer and my quality of life was very much hindered, I made an appointment with Dr. Haynes and I am so glad I did! Dr. Haynes had to replace my hip and reconstruct my hip socket. The surgery was very successful and recovery went smoothly.

I had my surgery done on 10/11/17 and returned to work on 10/31/17.  People were amazed at how well I was doing and getting around.  I explained that I had an exceptional surgeon!!

Thanks so much Dr. Haynes for giving me back a pain free life!  Thanks to you I am able to get out and enjoy things I love to do!!

Amy Bray

Linda Kelley – Hip Replacement

Image of Dr. John Burrow and Linda KelleyI am an opera singer and a PhD researcher.  I have traveled around the world.  I have always been very active and physically fit, jogging, doing ballet, yoga and Pilates. My husband is also a scientist, is on the faculty at William and Mary and also works at Jefferson Labs.

I have seen Dr. Jeffrey Carlson personally and he has treated my family for years.  He replaced joints in both of my parents and done spine surgery on my mother to treat her after falls.  He did arthroscopic knee surgery on me in 2013.

I came to see Dr. Carlson in 2017 because I had horrible hip bursitis which was causing me a great deal of pain.  We had gone to the WWII Commemoration ceremony in Pennsylvania and my hip was tormenting me after that trip. I told him that I had a pulled muscle in a BodyFlow class at Riverside Wellness. Dr. Carlson looked at me and said “Linda, you need a new hip”. After he gave me a steroid injection into my hip bursa, Dr. Carlson referred me to Dr. John Burrow, a joint replacement specialist at OSC. Dr. Burrow does intra-articular hip injections and Dr. Carlson said that might help me.

Because I am a researcher, I gave Dr. Burrow the third degree about everything he was doing. He performed the intra-articular hip injection, which placed steroids and numbing medication directly into my hip joint.  I wouldn’t say that I had a lot of pain from my deteriorating hip joint, but I did start to notice a loss of function and that it would “catch” when I was getting up from a chair.  At the end of October, I started to notice a weakness when I would go up and down steps, like I could not push off on the foot on the side where my hip was bad.  I started having to take the steps one by one, which I did not like doing.

I came back to see Dr. Burrow and he took another set of x-rays, which indicated that, while not yet bone-on- bone, my hip was rapidly getting worse.  Dr. Burrow was concerned and told me that I should probably get my hip replaced before my cartilage eroded much further.  I decided to schedule the surgery for the 2nd of January.

Over the Christmas holiday, I had out-of-town company to visit and stay.  While decorating the house and entertaining my guests, I noticed that I was getting slower and slower with my hip problem.  I knew that I had made the right decision to have the surgery.

I had the surgery as scheduled and spent one night at Mary Immaculate Hospital.  I wanted to go home the same day, but Dr. Burrow made me stay due to my low blood pressure, the lateness of the surgery and because the surgery took a while to complete.  The reason the surgery took longer is because Dr. Burrow said I had “young bones” and he had to use a much smaller implant stem in my femur.  After the surgery and recovery, I was up and walking that evening.   I used a walker and had a nurse or PT with me, when I walked around the hospital floor or to the restroom.

The next day, I went home to recover.  On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the worst, I would say that my pain was a 2.5.  If I felt like I needed to do so, I took a Tylenol to supplement the pain medicine.  Over nine days, I took an average of 2.4 pain pills a day.  Not bad.

The Physical Therapist came to my house the next day.  They commented on how I was “carrying” the walker instead of using it.  So, they let me switch immediately to using a cane for support during recovery.  I think because I have always been fit and worked out that I seemed to recover more quickly.  I would recommend that anyone try to work out and get in shape as much as possible before they have a hip replacement.  It will make their recovery easier.

I am right at two weeks and I am doing great.  I don’t use any assistive device to walk and I am doing well.  I look forward to being active and returning to the gym.  I am very grateful for Dr. Burrow and his expertise in doing my hip replacement.

Linda Louise Kelley

Newport News, VA