Testimonials: Knee Arthroscopy

Joe Gagliano – Arthroscopic Knee Meniscus Repair Surgery

image of Dr. Boyd HaynesI recently was having serious pain in my knee, and discussing my problem with friends & family, they recommended I make an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes for advice. I called the office and had an appointment in a few days. He reviewed the x-rays and examined me, and his initial diagnosis was a torn meniscus. To confirm, he ordered a MRI, and a follow-up appointment, and I was back in the office within five days of my initial visit. His initial diagnosis was correct. He reviewed the test results and explained my options in great detail with me. I am a very active senior citizen, and decided to get surgery quickly so I can enjoy water sports this summer. Dr Haynes explained it was out patient surgery, I’d be laid up for a few days, and should be able to resume activities within a week or so.

The surgery was conducted at Mary Immaculate Hospital. I got there at about 8:00 am, and was home recovering by about 1:00 pm. Dr. Haynes stressed that for 48 hours “I was his”,  that I needed to take pain pills as prescribed, keep my leg elevated above my heart, and constantly keep ice on it. I could walk with crutches or a cane if needed, and don’t baby the knee. The first three days were a little uncomfortable, but by day four, I carried a cane with me, but felt comfortable enough to walk without it. By day seven, I was as active as before, and putting about 15,000 steps on my Fitbit daily.

I feel confident that I made the right decision about having the surgery, and glad I used Dr. Haynes, and the staff at OSC. Day nine was my post-operation visit, and after examination, he said I was doing great, wouldn’t need any Physical Therapy, and to simply get back to enjoying life and the summer.

Many thanks to everyone at OSC and especially Dr. Haynes for his expertise and professionalism…I will continue to recommend him and know if anything else comes up in the future, I’ll be back at OSC…many thanks!

Joe Gagliano, knee surgery

Janet Chartier – Meniscal Repair Surgery

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesAbout two years ago, my left knee was hurting and I was giving into it by limping and putting most of my weight on my right knee. I was referred to Dr. Boyd Haynes by a friend. He ordered an MRI and found that I had a torn meniscus and loose body in my knee causing the pain. Dr. Haynes reputation is not to be so quick for surgery without trying all other alternatives. I was told that if cortisone shots corrected the problem and lasted three to six months, then that would the best treatment. I had three shots and the last one only lasted only two weeks.

I went back to Dr. Haynes to discuss arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus and to clean out the loose body (arthritis). I was so well informed by Dr. Boyd Haynes and his staff about what was being done, that I felt very confident about my decision to go forward. I so trust the the care I was given, I had no apprehensions of having the surgery done.

On January 17th, I had the procedure.  I found that giving in to the problems of the left knee was actually causing pain in my right knee.  I now walk totally normal, including up and down stairs. As a result, I am so very satisfied.  Thank you for improving the quality of my mobility. I think I will be exercising more now that I have the ability to do so without pain.

Janet Chartier

Jessica D’Aurora – Tibial Tubercle Transfer and Lateral Retinacular Release – Knee Surgery

In July 2016, I was in a bad horseback riding accident that caused me to separate my AC joint, that’s how I first came to OSC.  I was under the care of Dr. Jeffrey Carlson at the time. After rehab on my shoulder, I started riding and competing again, only to dislocate my knee for the fourth time.

After I had an MRI done and results showed that I needed surgery on my knee, Dr. Carlson referred me to Dr. Boyd Haynes. I was very hesitant at first concerning the surgery, since I’ve had one knee surgery previously and I didn’t want to be out of riding commission for long. Dr. Haynes and staff assured me and addressed my concerns and worked with me on my time frame for recovery.

I ended up having a tibia tubercle transfer and lateral retinacular release surgery in November 2016. Dr. Haynes was one of the best surgeons I could have asked for to perform my surgery. He had such great bedside manner and even followed up with my family at 9 pm the evening of the surgery to check up on me, despite going into the Thanksgiving week. I was very impressed by his caring and professionalism.

I’m currently still recovering and was just released from physical therapy.  I’ve been able to get back to working out and doing cross fit and horseback riding. I still have some recovery to make, but my progress has been great and my knee is much more stable and comfortable than before. I have Dr. Haynes and the great staff at OSC to thank for all of that!

Jessica D’Aurora

Michael Harris – ACL and Meniscus Repair Surgeries

I had Dr. Boyd Haynes replace my torn ACL in my right knee back in 2005. It was my first ever surgery and I was very nervous about the having it done but I wanted to be able to stay active with sports, etc. Dr. Haynes made the surgery and recovery a breeze. And with the help of physical therapy I was back playing in my adult baseball league the next spring.

I just recently experienced swelling in the same knee after hard running workouts. A MRI revealed a tear in the meniscus which required a knee arthroscopy. That turned out to be a piece of cake and I was running a week later.

Dr. Haynes is at the top of his profession and I would recommend him to anyone who has a knee injury or concern.

Michael Harris

Brown Weaver – Knee Surgery for a Ruptured Patella Tendon

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I fell down a flight of steps while visiting my daughter in Hawaii 6 years ago. Upon my return, I set up an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes because he did my rotator cuff surgery previously. After consulting with Dr. Haynes, he advised me that I had a ruptured patella tendon of the left knee and it would require surgery to repair. This did not make me happy !!

We have 9 grandchildren and they all “play” something so, I really needed to get this fixed and get my mobility back !! The surgery went well and Dr. Haynes put me back together. I felt the surgery was a breeze but, the rehab part was hard work. A surgeon can only do so much and then it is up to the PATIENT to put in the WORK !! PT at Dr. Haynes office gave me all the help and encouragement I needed.

I DID THE WORK and in 6 months, I was running 2 to 3 miles every other day at our sports complex here, in York County. Now, I ride my bike to the sports complex, run 45 minutes and ride my bike back home 3 days a week. I will be running a 5 K in May.

Dr. Haynes and his staff are the real deal. My injury was severe but, thanks to a great surgeon and his staff, I can run, bike, swim, kayak, etc. I am now 68 years old and enjoy being VERY ACTIVE.

I was blessed to know and have such caring, professional people, all doing their part to make me whole again. Dr.Boyd Haynes and OSC, thank you all so very much.

Brown Weaver
Yorktown, VA

Michael Boucher – Knee Arthroscopy & Meniscus Repair

Jeffrey Carlson

Rating: 5.0

Dr. Jeff Carlson is fantastic. Ran two miles today (much slower than I am capable of), 11 days after a knee scope, meniscus repair and “oil change”.

Posted by Michael Boucher On Facebook: 10/05/2015

Delana L. Merenda – Knee – Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair

I had a torn meniscus due to a bad fall that was repaired by Dr. Haynes with an arthroscopy on July 3, 2014. I just want to share how happy I am that my knee pain and overall problems associated with this injury have been drastically reduced. In fact, I feel like I’m pretty much back to normal. This injury was devastating for me since I’m very active and have never been limited in my activities. I walk a lot and was determined I would not be restricted in this. To help, I went to physical therapy for one month and they helped me tremendously with range of motion and gaining my strength back. Not all people require or need PT. In fact, my husband had his meniscus repaired by Dr. Haynes over a year ago and he did not need any PT. I guess it depends on the extent of the injury and anatomy. I am now back on my treadmill and walking like I did before. We just got back from a trip to Hawaii where we hiked and walked a lot, and went snorkeling. My knee did just fine – no problems! When we returned, we went to a wedding and I did my share of dancing, in high heels, with no issues! Dr. Haynes and his Team are great at taking care of their patients and getting them going again. I would highly recommend him if you have any knee issues. Please don’t put up with your knee pain; get it taken care of!