I had a total knee replacement at OSC at the end of May 2021. Dr. Boyd Haynes ( and PA Chris Schwizer) performed my surgery. I strongly recommend going to OSC and requesting Dr. Haynes in particular, for this surgery. Their services are conservative, comprehensive and professional. I requested Dr.Haynes because he previously performed hip replacement surgery on my wife and her experience was excellent.
Dr. Haynes was very thorough in terms of discussing my knee surgery and recommended for me outpatient surgery. He detailed every step of the procedure, answering clearly my questions. I reported to the hospital at 8:00 AM. By 9:30, I had completed my pre-op procedures and met with Dr. Haynes’ surgical team. The next thing I remember was waking up in a large comfortable chair at 12:30 PM. My leg was wrapped in an Ace bandage from the middle of my thigh to my ankle. The entire procedure was absolutely pain free. I was a little groggy at first, but soon ready for discharge. I had no problem getting into the passenger side seat of our car.
The next day I was visited by Dr. Haynes’ home physical therapy staff. Dr. Haynes does not use stitches or staples to close the wound. A surgical tape closes the wound and is pain free and comfortable. My wound was text book perfect. I was given a home exercise program and therapy schedule to ensure a successful surgery. Home therapy took 2 weeks (2 visits/week). I elected to go to the OSC Physical Therapy for my out-patient physical therapy. I highly recommend this group for your 4 week post-op physical therapy. The OSC Physical Therapy program is integral to Dr. Haynes’ surgical plan for a successful knee replacement. Note – it is essential to do your home exercises as prescribed by the OSC Physical Therapy professional staff. Increasing range of motion and strengthening your leg muscles are critical to a successful knee replacement.
In summary, I strongly recommend using all of OSC’s services. I especially recommend having Dr. Haynes and his team perform all aspects of the procedure. I give Dr. Haynes my highest recommendation, trust him implicitly and am very pleased with my new knee. I’m back to walking several miles per day and I’m confident I’ll be playing golf again soon – pain free.
As a nurse practitioner and a case manager, my priorities for a knee replacement were to minimize risk for infection, have effective pain management, coordinated care and optimal recovery of functional movement. Dr. John Burrow and his team prepared me with what to expect, how to prepare for the surgery with pre-op exercises and and with clear infection prevention instructions for the 3 day skin prep prior to surgery. The exercises pre-op made for optimal recovery of movement and strength post-op. I was up walking with no walker at 2 days and driving at 2 weeks and back at work in under 3 weeks (my job requires little movement and I could elevate and ice my knee as needed).
The team at Mary Immaculate Hospital is laser focused on infection prevention and pain management. The unit RN and therapy staff work in a coordinated manner to manage pain, increase mobility, prevent infection and blood clots. They have a nurse-patient navigator (Nancy) that is well versed in post-op knee replacement recovery and Dr. Burrow’s expectations. She was available to answer all questions. and provided me many helpful tips for managing pain without fear. Ice and Tylenol worked wonders and minimized the need for opiates after the first 48 hrs. She, along with the nurse case manager, coordinated my DC and post-acute care services for home care, prescriptions, follow- up appointments, post-op instructions, etc.). The Knee Replacement Recovery handbook is well done, easy to follow and extremely helpful.
This is a comprehensive program that is based on research and is patient-centered. Knee replacements are not easy, but this team approach makes for the best outcome. At 12 weeks post-op, I am walking 2 miles, riding my bike, doing exercise classes and able to work on my feet without pain for 10 or more hours a day.
This team is the best and I am so thankful to Dr. Burrow for giving me my back my active lifestyle with minimal pain and functional movement.
I would like to thank Cody Leeworthy, DPT, for the services that I have received at OSC-PT. I had broken and crushed my upper tibia at the knee joint in July 2020.
I came in for Physical Therapy care in September 2020. I was walking with a walker with no weight bearing. By the time I left PT on Dec 31, 2020, I was walking with one or two crutches. I have enjoyed the personal care from your staff to get me moving again.
Had a total knee replacement done recently by Dr. Boyd Haynes at OSC. Well, that was a trip. It was a experience that I was a bit scared of, but I was treated very nice and with total respect. I felt relaxed and had no real heavy duty pain. All nurses were sweet, and I admire Dr. Haynes. Known this Doc for years, and he will always be my OSC Doctor.
Carole A Benton-Lewis
I went for my one year follow-up appointment today with Dr. Boyd Haynes for my total knee replacement surgery. All of my X-rays looked great and he said I had done great. This year has been so good, I was back in the gym in two weeks and I can now do any of the classes I want. The most important thing is I am totally pain free.
Thank you Dr. Haynes, you have been so good and you have such a great bed side manner. I would highly recommend him to all for knee replacement surgery. He’s the Best!!!
I just had a second total knee replacement surgery. The procedure was performed at 8:30 am and I was at home recovering by 12:30 PM. I think I beat the time of his first patient going home that day. No pain.
Dr. Boyd Haynes is fantastic. Went through six doctors before choosing him. I’ve had both knees replaced in the last six months. I highly recommend him.
My name is Laura and I have been living with left knee pain for over two and half years. I cannot take any type of NSAIDs because of a surgery I had over ten years ago. I had visited an orthopaedic specialist at Portsmouth Naval when my pain began. They tried the steroid injections, but refused to do surgery. I had asked them “will I eventually need the surgery?” and both physicians said “yes”, because of my condition being bone-on-bone. My only option was to do Physical Therapy, which I did for over a year, three times a week. I also did water therapy, which was to no avail.
I dealt with the pain. Working 8 hour shifts on my feet constantly did not help the situation. I was told I was too young for knee replacement at (63) even though I already had a total hip replacement five years ago.
Upon turning 65, I was booted out of the military system and into Medicare. I saw a new family practice doctor, who recommended OSC to me. I made an immediate appointment. I was surprised how professional they were and the genuine concern they had for me and my problem. I was ready for another dismissal of my problem, but found Dr. Boyd Haynes listened and gave me several treatment options. I had decided on the surgery and he said that was the best solution.
I had scheduled the surgery date for February and had to cancel due to my low iron levels. I was encouraged to take the course on joint replacement at Mary Immaculate Hospital. I found it was very useful and prepared me for the surgery, along with the exercises to do prior to surgery. I highly recommend taking the class and doing the exercises.
After the COVID-19 delays, I finally had my surgery in June. Its been four weeks and I am healing quickly, but I also do my exercises as recommended by the therapist. I started regular Physical Therapy to get my range of motion back and only have to go twice a week. I am happy that I had a caring physician and nurses to aid in my success story. I highly recommend doing the surgery if you are presented the option and do what is recommended prior and after surgery. I can’t thank Dr. Haynes enough for giving me my life back with no pain.
Knee surgery was conducted by the most professional team I have ever encountered. Dr. Boyd Haynes had an “A” team for my surgery. Wow!
In the spring of 2019, I noticed muscle mass disappearing in my lower left leg and loss of strength. After going to my PCM, which happens to be the US Navy since I am retired military, I got a referral out of the USN system to see a Spine Surgeon. I picked OSC, even though it is a long drive and traffic is terrible getting there from Va Beach. Boy, am I glad I did.
Got an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Carlson within a week of contacting them, when I contacted some Docs here in Va Beach, I was told it would be at least 4 months.
Got my MRI done, some back x-rays and met with Dr. Carlson. He gave me what options were available. He did not push surgery, but that was one of the options. I selected surgery, as I had been down the PT road and had been dealing with Sciatica nerve pain several times in the past. I felt surgery was the best option to resolve the bulge disk issue.
After surgery, there were times when I had some numbness and some sciatica pain, but after about four weeks all resolved and no pain or numbness.
Dr. Carlson explained to me everything to expect and it was exactly how he said it would be.
I am very happy and satisfied that I used this practice, Dr. Carlson and his staff were very easy to work with and very informative.
I highly recommend this practice. In the past, when I needed some work on my knee, Dr. Boyd Haynes did it and he was outstanding as well. If you want professionals that are also a pleasure to work with, contact OSC.
John De Mille
I 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