Cathy Gumtow – Pain Management and Knee Replacement Surgery

image of Dr. Jenny AndrusImage of Dr. Boyd HaynesMy 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.

Cathy Gumtow