I am a 71-year-old outdoorsy woman living in Mathews County, VA. I started seeing Dr. Boyd Haynes for my knee over eight years ago. My knees were in bad shape back then, but I told him I didn’t want to do replacement. So, he worked with me, patiently trying every type of injection, physical therapy, etc. for years.
Eventually my knee became so bad, I couldn’t get on or off my horse without assistance, and I rode in constant pain. My knee woke me up at night, and I couldn’t easily go up or down stairs. I couldn’t even get out of my kayak! I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a new knee.
I was terrified (the reason I put it off so long), but my results were fabulous! I am so pleased Dr. Haynes was my surgeon. I was up and around quickly. I can get on and off my horse with no problem. I am riding much better now that I have a functional leg! Life is so much better, I wish I had done it sooner. I even did some hiking in the Canadian Rockies this summer. And, not that it matters, but my scar is barely noticeable.
I highly recommend Dr. Boyd Haynes. When I need my other knee replaced, Dr. Haynes will definitely be my choice.
After Dr. Jeffrey Carlson replaced my second knee, it seemed to heal more slowly and I was dejected. Dr. Carlson wisely took me out of in-home physical therapy and assigned me to Dr. Tom Toothaker at OSC Physical Therapy. I had used them for years and felt comfortable with my OSC PT family of providers.
Tom took my case on personally. His daily encouragement and motivation caused me to try harder and we were able to celebrate the small steps together!
My appointments are at 7:00 AM and I’m not a morning person, but Autumn at the front desk is and she greets each one of us with joyful encouragement. Then Rachel, Tom’s assistant, keeps the session rolling with her positive attitude as we exercise together.
I would like to encourage you to not be afraid of the pain and stress that normally comes with Physical Therapy. You can trust the family at OSC PT to treat you as their most important patient throughout your sessions!
I had my knee replacement surgery on Feb. 27,2019. I am so grateful to Dr. Boyd Haynes. I wonder now why I put it off for so long. If you can get through the first 7-10 days, you’ve got it made.
I strongly recommend Dr. Haynes. He has done a hip replacement in 2011 and now my knee. Fantastic job on both!
My story is rethinking life with severe Osteoarthritis (OA), albeit “tri-compartmental O/A bone-on-bone” in my left knee. The disease was severe and getting progressively worse.The pain in my left knee caused me to miss out on family activities and just getting around in general. Working with Dr. Boyd Haynes and his PA, Christopher Schwizer, collectively we came up with a plan. I was comfortable going to Mary Immaculate Hospital for surgery, after all, I have heard positive stories about the hospital. This made my journey relatively easy.
I had a CT scan on my left knee for a ConforMIS designed knee implant. All of my information was sent to Boston, MA. The implant hardware was to fit my knee like a glove, perfect fit. My surgery was set for 12 Sept 2018. All went well and I was released the next day, with no pain.
The next few weeks were spent with OSC Physical Therapy (PT). Mr. Jim Koske, MPT, and Ms. Victoria Skay, LPTA, developed a series of exercises to increase my range of motion (ROM) and quad strength for my left knee. At the end of two weeks, my ROM was 98 per cent. However was expecting to achieve more. It is anticipated by 18 Dec., 2018 (next appointment) that I will successfully achieve 105 degrees, if not more.
My personal thanks to Dr. Haynes, his staff and to OSC PT, that made me do the tough things in order to get better. It was a stellar performance by all to get me back to a new normal life. Again, my personal thanks.
I 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!!
My 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.
In March 2017, I had a total left knee replacement performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes. My physical therapy was at OSC Physical Therapy Center. Dr. Tom Toothaker met with me and designed a physical therapy program for me.
I worked very hard with him and his staff to increase the flexibility and range of motion necessary to regain full use of my left knee. It was a long, very painful process and, sometimes, I felt that I had hit a brick wall. I kept working, and with the help of Dr. Toothaker and his staff, I continued to improve. At the one year mark, I had regained my full range of motion. I still have soreness, but I continue to exercise and improve.
In the future, I will need to have a total right knee replacement done. I will schedule this surgery with Dr. Boyd Haynes again. I will also definitely do my physical therapy at OSC with Dr. Toothaker. I highly recommend this facility. This staff is well-trained and their expertise was THE essential element in my recovery.
In March 2017, I had a total knee replacement. Dr. Boyd Haynes was my surgeon and he did an excellent job. By the time I had surgery, my left knee was deformed (turning inward), very painful and I was walking with a cane. After much physical therapy and exercise, that knee is back to normal. I was up and walking the day of the surgery, but it took months of pain and exercise for me to regain my full range of motion and for the pain to subside. Dr. Haynes was correct when he told me it could take up to a year to fully recover from the surgery.
It has now been 15 months and I feel that I am continuing to improve. Although I am definitely not looking forward to it, I will be seeing Dr. Haynes in the near future to schedule a total knee replacement for my right knee. I know I will be looking at another year of pain and hard work to recover, but I would not want any other doctor to perform this surgery. I have total confidence in Dr. Haynes and the staff at Orthopaedic and Spine Center.
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!
I would like to commend my personal physician, Dr. Boyd Haynes, who recently handled both my knee replacement surgeries. Dr. Haynes epitomizes the word “preeminence,” as a consummate professional with both superb skills as a surgeon, as well as an excellent “bedside” manner. I liked his conservative and logical approach to attacking both my knee issues. Due to his professionalism, by the time the decision was made to have surgery, I felt extremely comfortable with Dr. Haynes.
Needless to say, Dr. Haynes made me feel very confident in both procedures, from start to finish. He also did an excellent job with follow up after the surgery. I am now several months out from my knee replacement. I am very grateful to be back to working out and returning to my previous level of activity.
In conclusion, I believe without a doubt, Dr. Haynes sets the standard for service in the healthcare field. My sincere appreciation for the help Dr. Haynes and the OSC team has provided me.