Testimonials: Knee - Meniscus Repairs

John L. Henderson – Treatment for Sports Related Injuries

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesDr. Boyd Haynes first treated me in 2012 for a torn meniscus; an injury that drastically affected my lifestyle and daily schedule. Dr. Haynes diagnosed the injury and explained the nature and severity of the tear, then recommended a course of action for performing a procedure to repair the tear. But then Dr. Haynes did something I was not ready for, something I had not previously experienced from a physician or surgeon…he asked me what I thought was best for me…how did I want to proceed? That might not seem like a big deal, but to me it meant the difference between a physician who treats an injury and a physician who treats a person…an individual.

Since that time, Dr. Haynes has treated me multiple times for other sports-related injuries and performed surgeries and procedures using the same professional AND personal approach. I always find that the staff at OSC is professional, prompt, and thorough in their processing of my visits. I typically take advantage of the new Check-In kiosk which provides me with the option to avoid the normal check-in line, and I believe results in a more efficient check-in process. Thinking back to the numerous times I have visited the OSC complex, whether it be the main physicians’ complex or the MRI facility, I have never had to wait more than a few minutes before being called back to an examination room, and I cannot remember a visit where I waited more than the same few minutes before being seen by the treating physician or other staff member.

I would like to say that I will never again have reason to be treated for orthopedic injuries or conditions in the future, but I am certain that I will. And because of the wonderful care and treatment I have received over the past many years from Dr. Haynes and the staff at OSC, I will not hesitate to trust them with my well-being.

I would like to personally thank Dr. Haynes for his care for me over the years. I have and will continue to recommend his services to family and friends. I consider him more than my orthopedic physician…I consider him as a friend.

Sincerely,

John L. Henderson

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

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

Stan Morgan – Partial Knee Replacement and Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair

IMG_5708Dr. Haynes and the OSC staff have been amazing in every way. My wife had hip replacement approximately 5 years ago. She was barely able to walk and was suffering from severe pain in the joint. She now is able to workout at the gym 4 days a week and has no pain whatsoever.

I have had four surgeries by Dr. Haynes. I was a avid runner for over 25 years and as a result, I tore the meniscus in both of my knees over the years. Dr. Haynes performed arthroscopic surgery on both knees and after my first one, I was able to go snow skiing after only 10 days. In February of 2016, I finally had to have a partial knee replacement. My surgery went without any complications and am now able to walk without any pain.

I highly recommend Dr. Haynes and all the OSC staff for outstanding medical care and awesome bedside manner.

Stan Morgan

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

Donald Crigger – Meniscus Repair Surgery

Six years ago, Dr. Haynes scoped my right knee for a meniscus tear and today, I have no pain in that knee.

When I realized I had the same type of tear in my left knee a few months ago, I knew Dr. Haynes would be the doctor to take care of me again. I live in Virginia Beach and it would have been more convenient to find a surgeon closer to my home. However, my experience with Dr. Haynes was so pleasant and successful both times, I would come back to him again if I ever need any other type of orthopaedic surgery. Now I have no pain in either knee and look forward to getting back on the tennis court very soon!

Donald Crigger

William (Bill) John Hammett – Meniscal Repair Surgery

I underwent surgery for a torn left medial meniscus (left knee) on February 5, 2015. This problem was first diagnosed in the Fall, but due to a family emergency, I had to reschedule twice. I found the staff friendly and understanding of my situation. My wait times were minimal for both my appointments and the day of surgery. My diagnostic and pre-operative tests were in convenient locations. This is especially the case with the open MRI capability, located within the same building, as well as radiology capabilities within the Orthopedic and Spine Center (OSC) building. I especially liked the after hours availability of the MRI.

My surgery went well and I am happy to report I had no need of the prescribed pain medication. After two days of keep my leg elevated with ice packs, I regained most of my mobility. As I write, this is my fourth post-operative day. My left knee is a little stiff with some swelling remaining. All-in-all, I feel great and as a 70 year old man, I feel great. I have used OSC before, as well as my wife, and we both have 100% satisfaction with the care we received.

Cynthia French – Meniscus Repair

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Several years ago, I sustained what, “for me”, was clearly a sports-related injury. I am sure that some of you ladies will be familiar with my sports event. I had been battling with a complex quilting pattern, on the floor of my sewing room, for an entire afternoon. As I stood up from my task for about the twenty-fifth time, I noticed a slight pain in my knee. After a few days of pain denial, then knee braces, along with several other failed self treatments, I realized that I was the owner of an extremely unstable left knee and that it was time to call “The Orthopedist”, Dr. Boyd Haynes. I knew Dr. Haynes through my Dad, who only a year earlier had been treated by him for a torn knee meniscus. After seeing how caring and successful Dr. Haynes was in treating my father, I knew he was the Doctor to call.

Within one week of my first appointment with Dr. Haynes, I was being driven home from Riverside General’s outpatient surgery suite with a fully-repaired left knee meniscus (like father-like daughter) that has not give me a moment’s trouble or discomfort for going on three years now. If life or events have left you needing an Orthopedist for any reason, Dr. Boyd Haynes should be your first choice.

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!