Testimonials: Knee - Non-surgical relief

E. Lee – Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knees

When I started at the OSC Physical Therapy facility for my knee condition, I noticed right off how great these guys were (Jamie Swale, DPT; Katelyn Turek and Douglas) and how awesome they are with caring for each patient, along with their professional attitude.  I have so much I want to say about the amazing care and treatment I’m receiving and am very grateful for you guys being my therapist and my techs.

What I love most about this facility is the tremendous level of motivation that has inspired me. My therapy team is knowledgeable in all areas of this profession and always keep me informed.  You guys get the job done and I thank you for your understanding, patience and just listening to any question or concern that I may have in reference to my treatment.  Plus, the compassionate, heartfelt care I have been receiving since I’ve been coming to the facility. I’m doing all of the advanced exercises, which are very helpful and have helped me to improve my mobility tremendously, without stress.

OSC is the best Physical Therapy office for my treatment plan and I just wanted to take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude to you guys for taking good care of me.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this rehabilitation period.  I’ll be forever grateful as I continue treatment.

Thank  you!

E. Lee

Jon-Betty King – Non-surgical Treatment for Knee Arthritis

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesI have been Dr. Boyd Haynes’ patient since 03/2005. He has worked miracles numerous times.

The last was 4 injections of ORTHOVISC. It is a miracle drug. I still had issues after surgery, therapy and previous injections. My knee feels brand new. I feel like a new person. I RECOMMEND ORTHOVISC HIGHLY.

Dr. Haynes, Chris, Dr. Andrus, the Physical Therapy Team and all other staff members are THE BEST.

I GIVE THEM A 10+ STAR RATING.

Jon-Betty King

Sandy Friend – Orthopaedic Care for Knees, Hands and Ankles

Image of Dr. John BurrowDr. John Burrow is one of the good guys! The best Ortho Doctor….

The four years I have been going to him, he has saved me from much pain! Now that I’m moving to Rhode Island….I wish I could take him with me! I’m telling anyone, if you want some help in feeling better, knees, hands, ankles…he is the Dr. to go see!

Also, Dr. Burrow sent me to Dr. Boyd Haynes…he too was outstanding! Nothing about OSC I did not like…Thank you!

Sandy Friend

Barry Buchanan – Injections for Arthritic Knee Pain

Image of Barry BuchananI’m 71 years old and have been a patient of Dr. Boyd W. Haynes III for over 25 years.

I enjoy being physically active, and, as a result, my body has paid the price. Dr. Haynes has always been keenly aware of my desire to get back into action as soon as possible after injuries, mishaps and age-related conditions.  He has performed orthoscopic surgery on both knees (running related), surgically removed calcium build up in my big toe (golf cart accident), treated my shoulder’s AC joint (racquetball) and recently treated 5 broken ribs (cycling).  Dr. Haynes followed up each surgery/procedure with a prescribed regimen of exercise and/or rest, as necessary, to resume my normal activities.

In recent years I’ve had a chronic, though tolerable osteoarthritic condition in both knees.  Although periodic cortisone injections helped for a while, within less than three months, the pain and locking up of the knee joint would return, making normal physical activities, including golf, difficult to perform at a comfortable level.

Dr. Haynes recommended that I begin a series of three Euflexxa knee injections.  The injections were completed in April 2018 and six months later I am still pain free and as active as like to be!

It’s been a great experience to have such a knowledgeable, professional and caring Orthopedic Surgeon, such as Dr. Haynes, take genuine interest in, and positive action toward my health and physical resiliency.

I’m a most lucky and grateful patient.

Thank you Dr. Haynes!

Barry Buchanan

 

 

 

Regina D. McCallum – Physical Therapy for Arthritic Knees

Image of Dr. Paige TretterIt’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Dr. Paige Tretter at the OSC Physical Therapy Center. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in therapy with Dr. Tretter and the Therapy Techs that she assigned to help me in my therapy. Dr. Tretter’s expertise in therapy is a huge advantage to the entire office. Dr. Tretter has always been an absolute joy to work with in my healing process. Always positive, smiling and kind.

Dr. Tretter and the therapy techs work as true team players with all patients, giving us an positive outlook even when we thought we could not do an exercise, but we did. Dr. Tretter and Therapy Techs won’t let you say you can’t.  Oh, yes you can! And we did prevail!  I am going to miss that family atmosphere at the Physical Therapy office. Dr. Tretter said you can always drop by and say hello. You can believe I will.

I have arthritis in both knees, my left knee was where I could barely get around, was in a lot of pain and could not lift or move on the left side. After my therapy at OSC,  I feel great, more mobile, not depressed and very positive. I will follow all the exercises that I learned to keep myself mobile.

Thank You,
Regina D. McCallum

Cathy Gumtow – Pain Management and Knee Replacement Surgery

image of Dr. Jenny AndrusImage of Dr. Boyd HaynesMy knees had been bone-on-bone for some time. I had tried gel and cortisone injections when I lived in Florida. Surgery worried me; the surgery itself, fear of uncontrolled pain, the rehab and the downtime. Dr. Jenny Andrus, Pain Management Specialist at OSC, provided another option: nerve blocks. These did give me temporary relief and the time I needed to come to grips with having knee replacement surgery.

Dr. Boyd Haynes, also with OSC, was totally prepared for my questions about knee replacement. I immediately felt more at ease about the surgery.  I did the recommended strengthening exercises prior to surgery. I know this helped me in rehab.

Both of my knee replacements were done as outpatient. Dr. Haynes’ post surgery orders provide for exceptional pain relief. The idea of standing up on a new knee 1-2 hours after surgery is unbelievable, but I did it and was comfortable!

The evening after surgery, Dr. Haynes called to check on me. I have never had a doctor do that…His office called the next day to check again!

I am still rehabbing the 2nd knee. But it is amazing to be able to get out of a chair, walk and stand for extended periods without pain. Now, I kick myself for waiting so long to have knee replacement.

I am forever grateful to Dr. Haynes, Dr. Andrus and the entire OSC team for their expertise and care.

Cathy Gumtow

 

Heidi Callas – 5 Star Review for Knee Treatment

Image of Dr. Boyd Haynes

Dr. Boyd Haynes is always so positive and funny. He makes me laugh before he has Chris inject my knees!!  Laughter seems to help in those stressful and painful situations.

I can’t think of anything that you can do to improve your practice.  What I enjoy most about coming to OSC is Dr. Haynes’ funny attitude. He really enjoys his work and that makes me trust him so much more.

Deborah Orband – Viscosupplementation Injections for Painful Knee

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesAt 62 years old I found myself in need of a good orthopedic doctor in anticipation of future knee surgery. I have been having pain in my left knee for several years which has been controlled over time with 3 steroid injections. However, my last steroid injection relieved my pain for less than 2 months. I knew the next step would have to be viscous knee injections or surgery.

I put it off as long as I could, but the pain in my left knee became constant and was inhibiting my daily activities. I asked a nurse friend of mine who she would have do surgery on her own knee and she immediately said Dr. Boyd Haynes. I did some research and had my first appointment in October 2017.

Dr. Haynes looked at my x-rays, listened to my history of my knee problems, and then we had a discussion of options. I wanted to do whatever I could do to relieve my knee pain without surgery, to which Dr. Haynes agreed. I started on Voltaren pills to see if that would help. After two weeks my pain was still significant, so we decided on a plan of 5 Supartz injections over a 5 week period.

On November 13 I received my first left knee injection, administered by Chris Schwizer, PA-C.
I was told that midway through my injections my insurance, Anthem, was going to stop covering these injections. That was very disturbing news. It especially made no sense to me as I had pain relief within 4 hours of my 1st injection! The next day I was so happy to actually be walking without the constant pain I had been having for months. When I returned for my 2nd injection on Nov 20, Chris said it’s not typical that a patient experiences pain relief after only 1 injection. The fact that I had was promising. I received my 3rd injection on Nov 27th and immediately went out of state due to a death in the family. This meant an interruption in my injections that could not be helped and the staff were understanding of my situation.

I was away for two weeks in which I did everything related to planning and executing a funeral & luncheon, taking care of a house, and all things associated with being executor of a will. I was in constant motion for two weeks. The ONLY way I was able to do what I needed to do was because I was not having pain in my left knee. I can’t tell you what a difference that made to my physical and emotional state during that difficult time.

I returned to have my 4th and 5th injections December 12 & 19. It was upsetting to have to pay more because Anthem decided these type of injections ‘don’t work.’ I am here to tell you that they do, in fact, work very well. It is March, 2018 and I still have pain relief. I will be writing to Anthem in protest of their decision & to inform them of my success with injections which allowed me to avoid costly surgery.

I am thankful to Dr. Haynes and his staff for the professional, caring treatment I received. I plan to continue seeing Dr. Haynes when I need further injections. Based on my personal experience and the testimonials of many others, I know if I ever need knee surgery, he is the surgeon for me. I highly recommend Dr. Haynes for anyone looking for an orthopedic doctor who knows what he’s doing and has his patient’s best interests at heart.

Kathleen Adams – Knee Replacement and Non-surgical Knee Pain Care

I had my left knee replaced in 2012 with Dr. Boyd Haynes and it went very well! Everything is still going well. I can do everything I used to do and more. The hard work was worth it!

5 years later (today) I went in for pain in the right knee. So happy with Dr. Haynes and the whole OSC team. He always makes me feel at ease. We have a treatment plan in place. Then, he had Chris, the PA, give me a cortisone shot. Chris was outstanding as well.

Thank you, Dr. Haynes, for always being there. You guys are awesome!

Kathleen Adams

Heidi Callas – 5 Star Review of Dr. Boyd Haynes

Dr. Boyd Haynes is always so positive and funny. He makes me laugh before injecting my knees!! Laughter seems to help in those stressful and painful situations.

I can’t think of anything you could do to make my experience at OSC better.  Dr. Haynes’ funny attitude contributes the most to my satisfaction as his patient. He really enjoys his work and that makes me trust him so much more.

Heidi Callas