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Gary Holsomback – Knee Replacement


I am a 63 year old that had my surgery with Dr. Haynes on 3/4/2015; the surgery was the second for my left knee. In 1983, I fell at my home, tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, as well as the meniscus in the knee. My care included surgery, follow-up and rehab; five days in the hospital, 8 weeks in a hard cast, 7 weeks in a soft cast and therapy for about 5 months. Why am I referring to this because its in the past–it’s to evidence how much improved the treatment procedures are today.

Dr. Haynes met with me in November of 2014 and we discussed my arthritic condition; I tried an injection of cortisone and revisited Dr Haynes in January,2015; at that time, I advised him of my decision to obtain a full knee replacement.

On March 4, 2015, I had the procedure and went home on 3/5. I followed all recommendations that were given to me by Dr Haynes, his nursing staff, and home healthcare….everything went so well that I told my wife that I could be the “poster child” for the way the procedure should go. I took physical therapy for seven weeks and returned to a part time job on 4/18/15.

I have returned to playing golf and have enjoyed playing WITHOUT a knee brace…last summer was the first time in 32 years that my left leg was tanned…AND NO MORE PAIN!!!!!

I am very pleased with my decision to have Dr. Haynes to do my surgery and appreciate the commitment his staff, including the OSC Physical Therapy group, had for me as a patient.


Gary Holsomback

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