Testimonials: Outpatient Knee Replacement Surgery

Cyndi Fisher – Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. John BurrowAs 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.

Cyndi Fisher

 

Patricia Clark – Total Knee Replacement

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesI’m an Operating Room nurse at a local hospital.  I injured my right knee in 2011 and was told by an orthopedic surgeon that I would need a total knee replacement in 1 to 5 years.  By 2015, I needed some sort of intervention to that right knee and consulted Dr. Boyd Haynes.  At the very beginning of treatment, I told Dr. Haynes that I wanted to stick to less invasive measures and wasn’t interested in a total knee replacement.  He agreed with the previous surgeon, in that I would eventually need knee replacement surgery. He was very understanding and assured me that he’d do everything he could to treat my knee without surgery.  He said to let him know when I was ready to have that knee replaced.

He was true to his word and my treatment plan started with steroid injections and progressed to hyaluronic acid injections.  Finally, I decided it was time to have my knee replaced.  I was very apprehensive about surgery…concerned about the pain and had heard terrible stories about the physical therapy that would follow.  When I told Dr. Haynes I was ready….there was no “I told you so…or what took you so long”.  He was very supportive and assured me that I’d made the right decision.  I had a right total knee replacement in March, 2020.

It’s been 1 year and I can honestly say that having knee replacement surgery was nothing less than life changing.  My coworkers can’t believe how “normal” I’m standing and walking!  My biggest regret is that I waited so long to have it done.  If you’re on the fence regarding treatment…whether joint replacement or more conservative measures…my best advice is to get the best treatment done as early as possible.  Don’t put it off!  For me, the discomfort from the surgery was much less than the discomfort I was experiencing on a daily basis.

The entire team at OSC provided excellent care and were always available to answer any questions I may have had.  Dr. Haynes & Chris (Dr. Haynes’ Physician Assistant) proved to be very committed to providing patient-centered care.  I am thoroughly pleased with my results!

Patricia Clark

 

 

Vesita Lowman – Outpatient Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. Haynes ready for surgeryAt the age of 81 years young, I had full knee replacement surgery, performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes in March of 2020. I was very nervous about everything and waited a few years too long to have the surgery. Looking back, I wonder why I was so nervous. Dr. Haynes and his team were very patient in walking me and my family through the entire process. They leave nothing out and my surgery and recovery went great!

I went home on the same day of the surgery. Everything that morning went exactly as Dr. Boyd described. Both of my sons accompanied me to the hospital on the day of my surgery. They told me later that Dr. Haynes met with them immediately after the surgery, explaining how it went, answered their questions and told them when they would be able to see me.

Being able to go home the day of my surgery was great. On the second day, I was up and walking with a walker. At this point of my recovery, I began my PT and in home exercises. Dr. Boyd’s primary directive for the best chances of a full recovery was simple and straight forward, “do your PT and follow up exercises”. My PT was conducted at home because of Covid-19; all of the in-home Physical Therapist’s and nurses were wonderful to work with. My exercises and PT began on day two. With my daughter-in-law acting as my at home PT coach, she ensured I followed Dr. Boyd’s primary directive. This is not the most fun thing you will experience, but you will make progress each day.

My final follow up with Dr. Haynes was completed in early March 2021. I am now pain free in my knee. I am able to walk, go up and down steps without the use a cane or walker. I’m enjoying myself again with family and friends and have Dr. Haynes and his entire team to thank for that.

I highly recommend Dr. Haynes and the OSC Physical Therapy team. I would be remiss if I failed to mention Dr. Haynes’s Physician Assistant, Chris Schwizer. He was also wonderful to work with and always made me feel I was in great hands. Dr. Haynes’s team, their professionalism, bedside manner and his cheerful laugh lets you know he cares.

V. Lowman

Ellen Morello – Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

 

Dr. Haynes ready for surgeryOver a period of 2 years, I saw Dr. Boyd Haynes and received cortisone shots to ease pain in my right knee. When the shots failed to help, we decided it was time for total knee replacement surgery. The care to assure the proper diagnosis and resultant solution was done in a very professional manner that instilled confidence that we were on the right path.

The procedure at Mary Immaculate Hospital went very well, and I was home the afternoon of the same day. With the help of pain medication, the physical therapy began in my home the next day. I also had the use of a RomTech therapy cycle for 3 weeks, which gradually helped to stretch and bend my knee. I am still in physical therapy and feeling improvement every day.

I can highly recommend Dr. Haynes and the OSC. Dr. Haynes professional and measured approach to my diagnosis was greatly appreciated. The staff at Mary Immaculate Hospital was very friendly, efficient, and careful especially in this time of the Covid pandemic.

Ellen Morello 

 

Frank Huffman – Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

Image of Dr. Boyd HaynesI 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.

Frank Huffman