Patient Profile

Robert

Profession: Other
Hobbies: Fishing
Doctor: Adam Sassoon

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

Had knee replacement in 2012 went well for a year and a half. Then started having trouble and my Dr. could not find a problem. After a mri and more xrays and still no results, my Dr. referred me to the UW Medicine. There after just looking at the xrays , the Dr. saw that the replacement was coming loose.

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

How they were concerned about your problem, not just the Dr. but also his physician assistant (in my case Nathan Summers)They explained the xray to me so I could see the problem. And they explained to my wife and I what they were going to do to fix my knee.

What can you do now that you could not do before surgery? Have you been able to return to your hobbies or sports at the same level as pre-injury or at an even higher level?

When I went in i could straighten my leg ok, but just had 100 degrees of bend. As of my last appointment my bend was at 125 degrees. A big difference! I am now back to my walking pain free.

What advice would you like to share with a patient with a condition such as yours who is considering surgery?

. The recovery for me was pain free. The medicines they gave me I took as prescribed and after about two weeks I didn't take anymore. I did do physical therapy twice a week. It was tuff at first but got better fast.

Please share any additional comments!

One thing that impressed me was that the Dr. came to the hospital every day and checked on me. There is also great convenience having the medical center so close to the hospital, it is easy for friends and family to find. It was a all around good experience.