Ricky Watlet – Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Boyd Haynes, IIIAfter a year of ongoing right knee pain, my doctor (at a different practice) decided I needed a partial knee replacement. In November, 2018, I had the surgery performed. For the first three weeks after surgery, I was improving steadily. In the fourth week, I started to have pain in and above the knee, with a clicking or crackling feeling. My doctor told me all of this was normal and that it would take a year to heal.

After months of pain, in October, 2019 he performed surgery to remove scar tissue from the previous surgery and to correct a torn meniscus. Six weeks later, the pre-surgical pains were still there.

A friend and patient of Dr. Boyd Haynes recommended that I see him. I did, and after taking x-rays and reviewing my previous MRI, he said I would need a total knee replacement to correct the problems.

Dr. Haynes performed the surgery in mid-February, 2020. During surgery, he found and removed a large bone fragment embedded in the muscle and tendon. Within one week of surgery, I was able to switch from a walker to a cane. On the twelfth day after surgery, I was able to walk up stairs normally. This was weeks earlier than my previous surgery with a different doctor. I realize that not everyone will be able to do this in twelve days without pain, but I give full credit to Dr. Haynes and his surgical team for their excellent work to allow my quick recovery.

Ricky Watlet