“It’s such a good feeling to know that, after surgery, I can live and do the things I love to do.”

Colette, Patient

I started going to Dr. Mark Nikkel when he practiced in Illinois. I had lots of issues with my knees, including arthritis, and, on top of that, I was bow legged. But through it all, I always remained very active.

I went through a series of treatments to help relieve my knee pain but when it got to the point that the pain got so bad, and it was affecting my quality of life, I wanted to find out about knee replacement surgery. At that time, Dr. Nikkel had moved his practice to Bronson Orthopedic & Spine Specialists in South Haven. Even though it was quite a distance for me to go to South Haven, since I live in Indiana, I had no doubt it was worth the trip. At my appointment, Dr. Nikkel said knee replacement was the best treatment option. I was pretty nervous about surgery but both Dr. Nikkel and his caring staff calmed my fears. I had my first knee replacement on my right knee in October 2016, and then my left knee replacement this past March, 2018. I can’t say enough about how great I feel. Plus the extra bonus was Dr. Nikkel was able to straighten both of my legs!

Dr. Nikkel is amazing! He gave me my life back and truly cares about his patients. Dr. Nikkel took the time to explain everything that would happen, before, during and after the surgeries. He and his staff totally eased my mind. And, I really appreciate the excellent care I received during my stays at Bronson South Haven hospital.

It’s such a good feeling to know that, after surgery, I can live and do the things I love to do.

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