Kathleen (Kathy) Wright – Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Boyd Haynes is an excellent, caring, and well-qualified orthopedic doctor. I started having knee problems in 2007 with a torn meniscus. Dr. Haynes performed arthroscopic surgery on my knee and did an excellent job. Then in March 2015, I started having issues with pain while walking and climbing steps. Before undergoing surgery, Dr. Haynes suggested a series of five Supartz shots for five consecutive weeks. You see, Dr. Haynes is NOT a doctor who would automatically perform surgery if you say you are in pain. He will try all the options first.

So now, it was time for total knee replacement. We set the date for Sept. 9, 2015. Dr. Haynes suggested a class for me (and my husband) to attend that would tell me what to expect before, during, and after surgery. I was also given a booklet with exercises which I was to do BEFORE and AFTER surgery.

TWO HOURS after being in my room after complete knee replacement, I was up and walking, with the help of a walker. The very next morning (with my walker), I was walking UP AND DOWN STEPS! Needless to say, I was released that morning. I had an in-house therapist, who believed in physical EXERCISE and ACTIVITY. After five days, I was able to walk without my walker, and after five more days, I was able to give up my walking cane.

I saw Dr. Haynes on Sept. 9, 2016, exactly one year from my surgery. What did he say? X-rays were excellent…everything was in place just like they should be! I now walk with no limp, climb steps, and ride a bicycle. I can do now what I couldn’t do a year ago with NO PAIN!

I CANNOT say enough positive things about Dr. Boyd Haynes! He IS an awesome doctor, BUT YOU have to do your part! FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS, EXERCISE, AND EXERCISE!!!

Kathleen (Kathy) Wright