Testimonials: Sports Medicine

Jessica D’Aurora – Tibial Tubercle Transfer and Lateral Retinacular Release – Knee Surgery

In July 2016, I was in a bad horseback riding accident that caused me to separate my AC joint, that’s how I first came to OSC.  I was under the care of Dr. Jeffrey Carlson at the time. After rehab on my shoulder, I started riding and competing again, only to dislocate my knee for the fourth time.

After I had an MRI done and results showed that I needed surgery on my knee, Dr. Carlson referred me to Dr. Boyd Haynes. I was very hesitant at first concerning the surgery, since I’ve had one knee surgery previously and I didn’t want to be out of riding commission for long. Dr. Haynes and staff assured me and addressed my concerns and worked with me on my time frame for recovery.

I ended up having a tibia tubercle transfer and lateral retinacular release surgery in November 2016. Dr. Haynes was one of the best surgeons I could have asked for to perform my surgery. He had such great bedside manner and even followed up with my family at 9 pm the evening of the surgery to check up on me, despite going into the Thanksgiving week. I was very impressed by his caring and professionalism.

I’m currently still recovering and was just released from physical therapy.  I’ve been able to get back to working out and doing cross fit and horseback riding. I still have some recovery to make, but my progress has been great and my knee is much more stable and comfortable than before. I have Dr. Haynes and the great staff at OSC to thank for all of that!

Jessica D’Aurora

Steven Kast – Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery

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During the summer of 2012, I ruptured my right Achilles Tendon. Physical Activity is a big part of my life, so I sought the best solution and Orthopedic Surgeon in the community. I was referred to Dr. Boyd Haynes.

After my visit with Dr. Haynes we set a date for surgery. Dr. Haynes informed me that he was having great success in placing the patient in a boot only and not the traditional casting and immobilization. I was excited to hear this optimism and the news that I could be up and moving much quicker.
The surgery went well and, as promised, I was placed in the boot and given crutches with great after-care instructions. After a few days, I started to get myself moving using the crutches with light pressure. Then, I started walking moderately with the boot. In a few weeks, I was walking in the boot without crutches. A few weeks later I removed the boot and was walking with great care but moving nicely. I continued with my own therapy because I was motivated to get active again.

Approximately, three months from my surgery, I was running again and within six months I had forgotten I had the surgery. In fact, I was more active because my chronic Achilles pain was finally gone. Kudos to Dr. Haynes and his staff for the great surgery and most of all, the new recovery protocol. If you choose Dr. Boyd Haynes you are in good hands!

Steven Kast