Testimonials: Hip Replacement

LeRoy L. Slate, Jr. – “Jiffy” Hip Replacement

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I was suffering with left hip pain that was not relieved by oral or injected medications. At this time, after consultation with Dr. Haynes, I elected to have the hip replaced with a “jiffy- Hip“. It is now two weeks since surgery and I am completely satisfied and walking with the aide of a cane for safety. I expect to walk without the cane wit in a few days. I recommend this procedure to anyone with similar problems.

LeRoy L. Slate, Jr.

Bridget Perrine – Hip Replacement

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I really like to line dance. In October 2002, I needed to have my hip replaced because of arthritis. It was a big step for me to proceed with this surgery as I believed my line dancing would not be an activity I would be able to participate in afterwards. I also wondered how long my “bionic hip” would last, because of dancing.

Well, here I am going on l5 years, and my hip and I are still going strong! I am a 75 year-old woman, trying to move faster than the germs around me, and my hip is allowing me to move and enjoy my favorite past time — Thank You Dr. Haynes!!

Bridget Perrine

Vanessa Wood – Jiffy Hip Replacement

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I had my left hip replaced the summer of 2013, and had a very good recovery. I came home the same day, had minimal discomfort and I was able to drive within 3 days. Dr. Haynes felt I would have a couple of years before my right hip would affect the quality of my life.

July, 2015, I had the right hip replaced. I knew what to expect this time. Same great outcome.

I am now 3 months post-op, and very happy with my recovery. I am a nurse and was familiar with the posterior approach for hip replacement. The recovery period was much longer and with more precautions. When I researched the anterior approach and patient’s outcomes, it was an easy decision. No regrets.

Vanessa Wood

Irene Rawles – Bilateral Hip Replacement

Dr. Haynes ladyI would like to take this time to share my experience and give my “Greatest” thanks to Dr. Haynes and the staff at OSC for giving me my life back.

I recently had bilateral hip replacements on April 1, 2015, and immediately after surgery I knew that something was not right on my leftside, this went on for over three months going back and forth to the practice that performed my surgery with no available resolve, being told that nothing was wrong with my hip, this pain was so excruciating that I could not bear any weight on my left leg, and even using the bathroom became a challenge, because sitting too, brought on pain that wrenched tears from my eyes. This went on for what seemed like a lifetime, not being able to do any of the things I loved such as walking my dog Kassie, or being active in the kitchen (love to cook), and importantly, being productive and producing results on my job, which is totally out of character for all who know me.

I came to OSC in early August 2015, after being referred by a close family friend who saw me suffering from month to month, and she shared information she learned about Dr. Haynes and his treatment after attending some of his informational seminars. I made an appointment with Dr. Haynes and he quickly assessed me and explained clearly the cause of my pain all in one visit. He explained the approach needed before we reached the scheduling of the revision surgery. I can’t even began to say how this lifted my hopes and spirits from just that first visit, I had been told for months that nothing was wrong with my hip by two orthopedic specialists, but the pain I was experiencing told another story, as my right hip was doing fine.

I had my revision surgery on September 16, 2015, and immediately I felt the relief from the agonizing pain that had haunted me for so long, and I can’t explain the joy that I have in my heart because someone, Dr. Haynes, took the time to listen to me, and find the cause of my pain. No more walker, which I am grateful for in my time of need, but now, I’m moving on to great things, and looking forward to the holidays with lots of baking, family, friends, and my beloved Kassie!

Try Dr. Haynes and OSC, you’ll experience nothing but the best of care!

Joyfully,

Irene Rawles

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Joyce Britt – Hip Replacement

Nine days after a total hip replacement, performed by Dr. John Burrow, I am pain free, walking normally without my previous limp, and sleeping, pain-free, all night.

After seven months of progressively worsening pain, I found I was unable to walk even short distances, without the assistance of a walker. A full night’s sleep was a thing of the past. On a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being the worse, my pain level was 8 to 10 every day. I was depressed that I could no longer walk to the mailbox or walk one of my dogs. My pain severely limited my previously active lifestyle . Refusing to accept the physical limitations of arthritis, I researched my options.

I am 72 years old and far from completing the numerous items on my bucket list. As a retired registered nurse, I reviewed contemporary surgical procedures, the most highly qualified orthopedic surgeons, and the most well-equipped medical facilities with the lowest incidence of postoperative complications. My research revealed Dr. John Burrow, a brilliant young surgeon, schooled at the finest medical schools in the country, who possessed skill, expertise, and hands of an artisan.

Now, after nine days, I have resumed my active lifestyle, pain free. And by the way, on a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being the worse, my worse postoperative pain was a 3.

Joyce S. Britt

Dana Farmer – Anterior Hip Replacement

My name is Dana Farmer and I had an Anterior Hip Replacement performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes.

I had seen a gradual function decline for approximately two years. I was having difficulty getting in and out of chairs, putting on socks and shoes, lifting my left leg to get in and out of vehicles, and walking. Due to the pain, my walk had become a “waddle” and I needed to use a shopping cart as a walker whenever I went into a store. I blamed the decline on getting older but came to realize my friends in the same age category (62 years) were not having the problems I did. I was diagnosed as needing a left hip replacement and met with Dr. Haynes.

From the moment he walked into the room, I had no question he was the right choice. He takes the time to listen, addresses all questions and concerns, is very thorough, and most of all he cares. I went into the operating room confident I was in good hands and have had no regrets. The surgery went very well. I came home the next day and all I needed for pain medication was OTC Tylenol. I stopped using the walker and cane within two weeks and saw remarkable improvement during the next few months. The pain (and the “waddle”!) is gone and I feel like my new hip has always been a part of me. I no longer have a limited life.

I can only give praises for Dr. Haynes and the staff at OSC. The whole process was a good experience. Additionally, the staffs at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Personal Touch Home Care, and OSC Physical Therapy were excellent participants in the success of my surgery and recovery. All of these professionals are top of the line and I’m grateful they have improved the quality of my life!

Dana Farmer

Charlene Gale – Anterior Hip Replacement

I found out last Fall that my left hip would need to be replaced, due to the effects of arthritis. It was bone on bone. I wasn’t sure who I wanted to do the surgery. I read testimonials on the OSC website, as well as the Health grades website. Based on what I read, I decided to go with Dr. Haynes. I set up an appointment with him and the minute he walked into the exam room, I knew he was the doctor for me.

My surgery went very well. He even lengthened my leg 1/4″ to make it even with my right leg. The first time they got me up after the surgery I noticed right away both legs were even. I did not have a lot of pain and found that Advil was strong enough for my needs. I was walking without the walker within 4 days of my surgery. The home care nurse and PT specialists were amazed by my rapid recovery. Within 6 weeks after surgery, I joined the YMCA and attend water aerobics classes 3 times a week and use the fitness center 2 days per week.

Dr. Haynes is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing this type of surgery. But, you have to do the work to get the full use of your hip back. Physical therapy and exercise are very important.

Charlene Gale

Richard Tamashiro-Costa – Hip Replacement

September 2015 will be the 5th year anniversary of my hip transplant.

I was 54 years old at the time. In the six months prior to my operation, I was experiencing ever increasing pain. I had stopped doing many of the activities I enjoyed (playing golf, riding my Harley, etc.) because of the pain. I visited an orthopedic surgeon who prescribed pain medication stating that my hip had not deteriorated enough to warrant replacement. The meds did little to lessen my discomfort, so I decided to get a second opinion.

I made an appointment with Dr. Carlson at OSC. He reviewed my x-rays and stated that I definitely needed to have the hip replaced. He recommended only two surgeons in the Hampton Roads area, one of whom was Dr. Boyd Haynes. I met with Dr. Haynes and immediately knew I had made the right choice. He fully explained the hip appliance and the procedure and answered all of my questions. His confidence set my mind at ease regarding the surgery and I was looking forward to getting my life and my mobility back.

My surgery took less than one hour, the staff at Mary Immaculate was wonderful and I was back to work and walking without a cane within 10 days. Three weeks of out-patient physical therapy at OSC and I was better than new. One thing which definitely helped to speed my recovery was that I was very active during the time after my surgery, not only during my therapy sessions, but all throughout the day. As your personal health allows, be as active as possible and you will experience the same incredible results.

In the five years since my surgery, I have had no problems or discomfort. I have highly recommended Dr. Haynes to several friends and certainly believe that he is the best choice for this type of surgery.
Richard Tamashiro-Costa

Susan Simmons – Anterior (Jiffy) Hip Replacement

My name is Susan Simmons and I am 59 years old. I would like to thank Dr. Carlson for recommending Dr. Burrow for my anterior hip replacement.

Dr. Burrow is “AMAZING”. I had an overnight stay at Mary Immaculate Hospital. I came home the following morning PAIN FREE. My 2nd day home, my home care nurse came and asked “what’s my pain level?” She was shocked when I said it was a “0”….I only had some minor discomfort. All my unbearable pain was in the past, 2 years earlier….I used my walker for 2 days as my safety net. I carried my cane for about a week.

After my 2 week follow-up, I was driving and back to doing my yard work.

It’s a wonderful feeling to be “PAIN-FREE”! I only wished I hadn’t waited so long to have the surgery……LIFE IS GREAT AGAIN……..THANK YOU, DR.BURROW!

Karen Levy – Hip Replacement

My name is Karen Levy and I am 64 years young. My hip started giving me trouble about 3 years ago, but really started hurting badly in the last year and a half.

I finally made my way to the office of Dr. Burrow and it was determined that I needed a hip replacement. I did not have the normal ache of the groin area as is typical of this. Dr. Burrow did the anterior replacement and I have done wonderfully. It has been 4 weeks now and my hip feels really great.

I can highly recommend Dr. Burrow. He is a very good doctor.