Testimonials: Jiffy Hip (Anterior Approach) Replacement

Lorraine Price – Hip Replacement

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When I went to see Dr. Haynes 3 years before my hip replacement, I was shocked to hear him say that my hip pain was the result of a bone-on-bone problem due to arthritis. I didn’t even know I had arthritis! I waited 3 years, toughing it out with various pain killers and trying a steroid injection, before I decided I didn’t want to live out my life this way – feeling REALLY old at 69, living in constant pain and not being able to enjoy my young grandchildren. Never having had surgery of any kind, I was scared to death to do this – and still not fully believing that this replacement would really take away the pain.

Fast forward 4 years since my hip replacement and I can tell you I love my “new hip”! I’m like the poster child for hip replacements, telling everyone who shows the slightest interest that It’s great. The pain magically went away! And now it’s time to consider replacing my other hip for the same reason. It’s not as bad yet but then, I won’t let it get as bad as the first one; I won’t wait as long to have it replaced.

Finally, recuperation and physical therapy went without incident. I was driving in 2 weeks and back in my Pilates exercise class in 12 weeks. I would add one suggestion here – it pays to get in pretty good shape before you go in for surgery, maybe lose a few pounds (10 lbs for me) and try to strengthen your core muscles with some exercise. It certainly helped me recover fast. Last, but probably most important, Dr. Haynes performed the magic! I will definitely put my other hip in his hands when the time comes. Couldn’t be happier with the treatment, the procedure, and the outcome!

Lorraine Price

Irene Rawles – Direct Anterior Hip Replacement/Revision

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Dr. Haynes,

I want to thank you so much for helping me in my time of need. I know you perform many surgeries, but believe me, I thank God for you! I can’t imagine anyone enduring the pain I did, but I honestly believe everything happens for a reason. Now that I am on the road to recovery, I can see that light shining much brighter than before, and I have you to thank for that. All my coworkers are looking forward to me walking again, and I speak for us all in a job well done to  you! Goodbye to the walker!

Always grateful,

Irene Rawles

Margaret Schaeffer – Hip Replacement & Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

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My name is Margaret Schaeffer and I am 89 years old. I was looking for an expert, orthopedic doctor for my hip replacement. My daughter heard about Dr. Haynes from a friend. Her mother is his patient. I received a hip replacement and carpal tunnel release in both hands.

I was very pleased with Dr. Haynes and his office staff. He was very knowledgeable, confident, and caring. He answered all my questions, and put me at ease. His staff was caring and efficient. I was most impressed with their willingness to help in any situation. I would highly recommend this particular doctor and office.

Debbie Vaughan – Hip Replacement (Jiffy or Direct Anterior Approach)

 

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I came to OSC in September of 2012. My appointment was with Dr. Boyd Haynes.

Because I had multiple issues, he took x-rays and we discussed what was going on for me. I had torn meniscus in my left knee, pain in my right hip and in my right shoulder. The hip pain was the most pressing and we discussed having the joint replaced. I already had my left hip replaced and, unfortunately, it had been a very difficult surgery…it left me anxious and a little skeptical of Dr. Haynes’ assurances that it would be so easy. I had dislocated 3 times after the first surgery and the surgery had to be done a 2nd time….it was truly just the nature of the damage in that hip, combined with the older, posterior approach that was required, but it still haunted me, kept me tenuous.

Dr. Haynes was very understanding and just kept assuring, and re-assuring me that this time things would be different…and they were! I was moving from the time I came out of recovery! Dr. Haynes came in and we discussed how the surgery had gone, what I needed to do and what I could expect. I really appreciated him taking the time to answer all of my questions. I am lucky to have an office job and I was back at work in about 2 and a half weeks…physical therapy lasted about 4 weeks. Dr. Haynes and his staff have been very good to me, they are the best and I highly recommend them.

Debbie Vaughan

Lin McCarthy – Hip Replacement

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For the past 5 years, as my “bum” hip got worse and worse, I had been saying I would never go for hip surgery. I was stubborn as well as scared of surgery in general. It got so bad this past summer I could not do even the simplest day-to-day things. I missed events I love to attend and friends I love to see. I missed all sorts of things, including being able to reach down to pat the favorite family pet cat.

As long as it stayed warm, I was able to get away with wearing flip-flops almost anywhere I could go. But, as the weather cooled, I even had to have help getting on my left sock and/or shoe.

So, I began to look at hip replacement as an option. And, am I glad I did! After asking friends and searching the web I came on the Orthopaedic and Spine Center (Newport News, VA) and Dr. Boyd Haynes and the staff. WOW! From the day of the first evaluation to the post-surgery check, I have been treated as if I were the only patient they had. Really, there cannot be a finer gathering of knowledgeable, personable, caring, and patient-friendly doctors and medical support people. Everything they told me is true and they thought of things I did not even know to ask and they explained them in detail to me.

I had the surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I checked in at the hospital at 6am on Wednesday and, using a walker, was out the door and home for lunch the following day, Thursday. To me, a miracle in and of itself.

I have been fortunate in that I have had no, zero, nil pain since I woke up from the surgery. The incision (about 6 inches, front thigh) was glued closed. Yep – no stitches or staples! I have finished the two weeks of home nurse care (turned out I did not use but 2 visits) and the two weeks of at home physical therapist visits (every other day).

So, I am home and on my own WITH the support and encouragement of my loving husband. I can climb the 14 steps to our second floor (husband stands by and brings the walker to the new level). I can stand on my own and am preparing small meals in the kitchen. I have begun to use the cane some, but at this point keep the walker nearby “just in case”.

Bottom Line: I only wish I had had the new hip installed sooner – I wasted a lot of time. The rehab exercises take dedication, but are not difficult. I hope to be walking just fine in 2 to 3 more weeks. So, if your hip is “doing you in”, I recommend the Orthopaedic and Spine Center. And, good luck.

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

Barbara McRae – Jiffy Hip Replacement

rio and haynesAfter more than thirty years of conservative treatments, including Physical Therapy, epidurals, anti-inflammatory medications, and surgical interventions (total left knee replacement in 2005, total right knee replacement in 2009), it was concluded that I needed both hips replaced in order to experience sustained pain relief.

The pain was located in both groin areas, lower back and radiated down my left leg. Prior to surgery, the pain intensified even when sitting and changing position in bed. The muscles waist down were painful to touch. My quality of life declined to the extent that I was unable to complete routine household duties, tie my shoe strings, bend, and walk short distances, without experiencing severe pain.

I was referred to Dr. Boyd Haynes by his partner, Dr. Mark McFarland, in 2013. After a thorough assessment by each of these physicians, Dr. Haynes successfully performed a right “Jiffy Hip” replacement on August 21, 2013. Eight months later, on April 30, 2014, Dr. Haynes performed a left “Jiffy Hip” replacement.

Patient education began as soon as the decision to do surgery was made. Every question I had was answered during my initial office visit, during preadmission planning, during the three-hour orientation at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, and the hospital’s surgical team. My apprehension was alleviated by the caring and nurturing responses from all the staff.

Postoperatively, the pain was minimal due to the anterior approach used by Dr. Haynes during the surgical procedure. Because less muscle was involved, there was less pain. I ambulated the day of surgery and was discharged home the next day, following the first surgery. Following two weeks of in-home therapy involving Occupational/Physical Therapy and Nursing, I was prescribed four weeks of Outpatient therapy two times weekly. With the encouragement, directions and support of the therapeutic Physical Therapy staff at OSC, I successfully met my therapy goals.

Following the second surgery, it was necessary for me to go to Rehab for two weeks. X-rays revealed that the left hip was damaged more by Arthritis than the right hip. The right hip was replaced first because I was experiencing more pain on that side. I was discharged home after two weeks and began outpatient Physical Therapy with OSC. The interventions, guidance and support of the staff were second to none.

The outcome of each of these surgeries has exceeded my expectations. For the first time in over thirty years, at the age of 70 years, I can ambulate without pain and without a cane. I am able to complete basic household tasks, tie my shoe strings, bend and walk up twenty three steps without stopping. These are “can do’ acts instead of “unable to do”.

Thanks to God and Dr. Haynes, “I am Healed”.

I highly recommend the “Jiffy Hip” replacement to any procedure that has been recommended. The quality of my life has increased immeasurably. Now that I am pain free, I have become more active and my socials interests have returned. Friends tell me that I sound happy over the telephone.
THANK YOU, DR. HAYNES!

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!

Chuck Walsh – Outpatient, Computer-Assisted, Direct-Anterior (Jiffy) Hip Replacement

I have never written a testimonial before, but feel compelled to do so, hoping that my hip replacement surgery and recovery story might allay some of your concerns and fears. This was not the first time Dr. Haynes operated on me. Previously, he repaired my meniscus and also operated on two of my children, once repairing an ACL and then operated on my other son’s ankle. So needless to say, I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Haynes!

I had been dealing with what I thought was a groin injury that I sustained while running however; it never got any better. My running was now infrequent and I was using an elliptical machine as my primary source of exercise. Eventually, the hip became worse and I was beginning to limp noticeably and was becoming more and more limited in what I could do. Dr. Haynes informed me that it would require surgery, which I put off for an little over a year after he gave me that news. I realized that it wasn’t going to get better on its own and so I decided to have it fixed.

What “sealed the deal” for me was that Dr. Haynes told me that I would be able to run again. I asked if I could have it done on an outpatient basis and he said I could. So, I was scheduled for January 29th, 2014, at Mary Immaculate Hospital. I had to go to the hospital for some pre-surgery tests and all the folks and staff at Mary Immaculate were great. They made it all very easy and comfortable.

On January 29th, I arrived at the hospital at 5:30 AM; went into surgery at about 7:30 AM; was in recovery a little after 9:00 AM and after some tests and some assessments from the Physical Therapists, I left the hospital at 1:00 PM the same day. Again, all the staff at Mary Immaculate were terrific! I’ve only been to a few hospitals but they, by far, have been the best!

I got home about 2:30 PM and was using a walker and doing exercises. Dr. Haynes called that evening and everything was fine. I attended several meetings via teleconference the next day and on the second day I physically went to work to attend a meeting. That following Monday, I was back at work for good. I felt better almost immediately. The only pain I had was surgical pain, which was not bad at all. I didn’t need Home Health, although they visited one time and I didn’t require Physical Therapy. I was back at the gym in 2 weeks and while not running, I was back on the elliptical.

It has been 4 weeks since my surgery and I’m getting stronger every day. I’m doing a hard 35 minutes a day on the elliptical and could probably start running again, but I don’t want to push it. My experience was truly amazing – I am 67 years old and looking forward to resuming my running soon. Thanks again to Dr. Haynes and all the staff!