Patient Stories ~ Hobbies: Soccer

Megan

Profession: Business
Doctor: Winston J. Warme, MD & Jill T Eggers-Knight

Briefly describe your symptoms and the medical condition that brought you to see the doctor.

My left knee kept hyperextending when I was playing soccer or jogging. There wasn't much pain at all, it just was annoying. I assumed I had pulled something, but come to find out I had completely torn my ACL. It was a pretty clean break.

My right knee, I returned to playing soccer too early from my left knee surgery and I heard a loud audible popping sound and pain immediately rushed to my knee, leg and back. It hurt to walk, I couldn't walk on my own and the swelling started immediately. I had completely torn my right ACL, tore my posterior horn and body of the medial meniscus, sprained my fibular collateral ligament, strained the medial head of my gastrocnemius and had mild chondromalacia patella.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

The doctors explained the options for replacing my ACL and it was a hard choice but they answered all of my questions and made it all relevant to the sports I play.

Before I was heading into surgery the doctor came and explained to me what he was going to do, the staff was so incredibly nice and helped keep my mind at ease. Then my recovery was specialized to what I would need to do to return to my favorite sport, soccer.

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David

Profession: Student
Doctor: Kushagra Verma, MD

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I am a seventeen year old boy in my junior year of high school. Two instances were the suspected cause of pain down my left leg which led me to seek medical help. When I was sixteen I fell on my back while playing soccer on a slippery field. The second instance was a fall out of my classroom chair on to my backside. I had a slipped disk on my L5 and S1 and required surgery. After moving to Washington I thankfully ended up at the University of Washington for treatment. That's where I talked to Dr. Verma. He said I was very young for a surgery and he didn't want to operate right away on such a young person, if every option wasn't already taken. Therefore I got an epidural shot to see if that would fix my slipped disk. It sadly did not, and that's when we knew I had to go in for surgery. It was planned for October 2017. I went in and came out perfectly. Dr. Verma and his team did an amazing job. It has now passed 6 weeks since my surgery and since I got out of the hospital I haven't felt any pain in my leg. In addition, for the last week I haven't felt pain in my back and I seem to be all healed. Thank you to Dr. Kushagra Verma and his terrific team.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

They were very kind to me throughout the whole process. They also were very organized and knew what each and everyone's jobs/positions were.

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Eric

Profession: Government
Doctor: Branford Henley, MD

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Had a freak motorcycle accident involving an elevated manhole above street grade making a left hand turn. The accident caused my ankle to dislocate with multiple fractures. Initial trip to the ER the ankle was reset and four days later I had my surgery slated for only 1-2 hours but once the Dr. Henley and the Ortho Red team opened the ankle up they realized it was going to take a bit longer.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

Dr. Henley and the Ortho Red Team made sure my ankle was put back together almost as perfect as it was before. Their dedication to healing has already allowed me to return to soccer in just over 6 months since the accident.

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Paul

Profession: Health Care
Doctor: Winston J. Warme, MD

Briefly describe your symptoms and the medical condition that brought you to see the doctor.

Sternoclavicular subluxation that began when my arm was pulled on by a patient I was treating. The pain was immediate and since it was an L&I claim I had to go the route of Physical Therapy for 4months before they decided I should see a surgeon. I had limited range of motion, pain in neck from bone pulling muscles downward, and a real nasty click and pop when either pulling my shoulders back or shrugging my shoulders.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

Dr. Warmes bedside manner is the greatest. He really took time to know who I was and showed genuine concern for what I was going through. Not only is he an amazing surgeon but he is an amazing guy all around.

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