Testimonials: Jiffy Hip (Anterior Approach) Replacement

Bonnie Wallace – Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesI 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 you must do to get back on your feet again. He is an excellent surgeon and you know you are in good hands. He’s the best!!

Bonnie Wallace

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

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

Bill Adams – Direct Anterior (Jiffy) Hip Replacements

Image of Bill AdamsI am Bill Adams, a 77 year old striving to remain quite physically active. In 2015, my left hip became too painful for sports or even walking for significant distances. Physical therapy, steroid injections, and stem cell treatments were ineffective. My investigation led me to choose Dr. Boyd Haynes of OSC for left anterior hip joint replacement in March of 2017.

I was so delighted with the outcome, that I asked Dr. Haynes to replace my right hip joint that was also constraining my activities to a significant degree. This was done in early August of 2017, with the same rapid recovery to normal activity.

I am planning to ski out west this winter and to return to singles tennis on clay courts next spring. I highly recommend Dr. Boyd Haynes as an excellent choice for a skilled, careful and caring orthopedic surgeon.

Bill Adams

Virginia “Ginger” Reaves – Jiffy Hip Replacement

Dr. Boyd Haynes performed my left hip replacement back in 2004, without complications or problems. I had the posterior method of replacement and recovered beautifully. I was back to work part time, within 2-3 weeks, working up to a full week gradually. From the first appointment I found Dr. Haynes to be friendly, knowledgeable and very professional.

My intention was to get the right hip done within a year, but I felt so good after the left hip replacement, I put it off for awhile and other illnesses stopped me from getting the right hip replaced for several years.

Last year in 2016, I was ready. I was tired of limping, tired of constant arthritic pain and planning my life on how far I had to walk. I made an appointment with Dr. Haynes and he assured me he would try to correct my limp and it was definitely time to replace it. I had my right hip done in September 2016, via anterior procedure.

Although I was older this time (66), I recovered well without any issues at all. I am so grateful for this second replacement. I feel fantastic! I do not limp anymore, I wear shoes with heels, I walk without pain and have a new outlook on life. On top of that, I can go anywhere, no matter how far I have to walk. What a blessing!!! Thanks Dr. Haynes!!!!!!

I would highly recommend him if you are suffering with hip pain, he and his staff are the best. Also, an acknowledgement to Mary Immaculate Hospital, that was the first time I had ever been there, will not go elsewhere.

Virginia “Ginger” Reaves

 

Ann Templin – “Jiffy” Hip Replacement Surgery

I had a right hip replacement in early May 2017. I had previously had my left hip replaced. This prior surgery was approximately 10 years ago by another surgeon. Unfortunately, the first surgery was posterior approach and did not use the “jiffy” hip method used by Dr. Boyd Haynes. My first hip surgery resulted in 10 weeks missed work. Since my job was somewhat physical, even after the 10 week convalescence, there were some limitations. I had been lead to believe that I would never squat down again and even retrieving dropped objects was no easy feat.

What a difference with surgery number two. It did not resemble surgery number one in any way. The hospital stay was one night. I was allowed to drive within two weeks after surgery, compared to 6-8 weeks previously. We began to refer to Dr. Haynes as “Dr. Yes” around my house. Every question I asked, his answer was yes. Can I kayak? Boogie board? Drive to Oklahoma? Yes, yes and yes.

Everyone involved, from OSC staff to hospital staff, was wonderful. I could not have hoped for better results.

Ann Templin

 

Kelvin Anderson – Jiffy (Direct Anterior Approach) Hip Replacements

I’ve been active since my early teen years. My father kept me active in scouting, and being outdoors, active. I became a pretty accomplished martial artist, a, 2:45:01 marathoner, and later fell in love with cycling, and riding with several groups on weekends, active.

I developed a weakness in my left hip after long runs, and the heel of my right riding shoe begin to gently touch the side of my bike frame while on bike rides. All of this occurred while having a very successful career as a Firefighter/EMT still able to go into fires and perform at a high level. I was also still able to run about 60 miles a week, until bilateral discomfort was the beginning of everyday. My activity level crashed and burned over a two year period, and on some days, each and every step could be painful.

I decided to see my primary physician for recommendations other than medication, and he recommended the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, and Dr. Boyd Haynes. Prior to my first visit with Dr. Haynes, I had the privilege of reading through several testimonials from people whose lives had been changed from different surgical procedures performed by Dr. Haynes. I think I psychologically begin to heal then, with the hope that I would be a candidate for something to rid me of this hip pain.

I left my first visit with Dr. Haynes with an entirely different outlook on life, thoughts of walking around at outdoor jazz festivals, visiting museums with cousins, walking and sleeping pain free.

Dr. Haynes performed two hip replacement surgeries on me. I had my left hip done early January of this year, and my right hip in late April. I was in the hospital for both surgeries 5:30 am and home by 1:00 pm that day. Dr. Haynes thoroughly explained from start to finish every aspect of the procedure, even up to the point to where I could possibly get back on my bike again.

Today, I am absolutely pain free. I have very slowly started to increase my activity level, life is good. I can honestly say that Dr. Haynes, and the staff involved in both of my surgeries, were some of the most nice and professional people that anyone can come in contact with. Thank You, Dr. Haynes, for giving me the opportunity to pursue more dreams.

Kelvin Anderson

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Karen Levy – Direct Anterior (Jiffy) Hip Replacement

My name is Karen Levy and I am 66 years old.

I had pain in my left hip for about 2 years.  Based on the description of my symptoms, my Primary Care Physician sent me to an Orthopaedic Specialist.  He treated me for bursitis, gave me a cortisone injection in my hip bursa and sent me to Physical Therapy.  None of that treatment worked and the pain persisted.

I had seen Dr. Jeffrey Carlson at OSC before and loved him.  I made an appointment with him to get an opinion on my pain and what might be wrong.  He ordered an MRI.  During my follow-up visit, he said my back was fine and that I needed to see someone for my hip, as I did not have any cartilage left in my hip joint.  Dr. Carlson walked me down the hall to see his partner, Dr. John Burrow.

Dr. Burrow suggested getting a cortisone injection directly into my hip joint to see if that would help the pain and confirm my diagnosis. Now, my hip pain was not the typical ache that people who usually need a hip replacement describe.  My pain was more like hip bursitis pain, and was higher up and to the side, not groin pain that is so typical for most people.  I had an injection in the procedure room and it helped relieve the pain for a while.  But, it came back, worse than before.

Dr. Burrow recommended anterior hip replacement surgery for me.   I had the surgery and after the surgery, I did great.   I had PT at home for two weeks and then continued PT at an outpatient clinic for another few weeks.  The difference in my pain was like Night and Day, the relief was so great.  A 26 year-old would have had a hard time keeping up with me!

Dr. Burrow is tops in my book.  He is kind and he listens to what I say.  Professional, yet very caring at the same time.

Karen Levy

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Bonnie Hashberger – (Jiffy) Hip Replacement Surgeries

My name is Bonnie Hashberger and I reside in Gloucester County, Virginia. In 2005 at the age of 54, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and degenerative cartilage in both hips. I knew something was terribly wrong since I was having lower back pain and it seemed like my hip joints would cramp up severely. Like I imagine a lot of people do, I put off surgery way too long. I distinctly remember Dr. Boyd Haynes telling me in 2007 that I WOULD know when it was time to get my hip replaced. That statement was so true.

By January, 2013, my left hip was causing me so much pain all the time, day and night, sitting and/or standing, that it literally altered my whole lifestyle. I called Dr. Haynes’ office and asked them for the earliest surgical appointment possible. I knew it was time. The Jiffy Hip surgery went very well and the recuperation time was about 8 weeks. At that time I felt like a completely different person for the better with no pain.

But I still had to contend with my right hip, knowing full well that the time would be coming soon when I would need to have a total hip replacement again. Sure enough, in 2015, the right hip was giving me a lot of difficulty, but for quite awhile, I found it hard to believe that it was my hip because it didn’t have the same symptoms as my left hip before the replacement. Dr. Haynes told me that even though we have two hips, no hip is alike. The symptoms, pain, etc. can be different. We tried several things, such as steroids and a cortisone shot. The cortisone shot worked for two weeks – during that time I felt great and no pain. But unfortunately all the problems returned. Dr. Haynes told me that this indicated to him the problem was my hip. We scheduled the surgery for January, 2016. The surgery again went very well. Come to find out my right hip joint was bone on bone. Not good! Downtime was approximately eight weeks again. I am happy to say that I have fully recovered, back at work, and I have not felt this good since 2001. I can say with complete confidence that even though I was afraid of surgery at first, if I had known that I would feel this great, I would have had both surgeries a lot sooner. THANK YOU DR. HAYNES for giving me my life back!!!!!

Bonnie Hashberger