Thank you for the excellent job you did on my left knee replacement

Margaret M. Dignan, Employee

I want to thank you, Dr. Bernard Roehr, for the excellent job you did on my left knee replacement surgery, December 20, 2018. As you know, I had the right knee done 2 years ago at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The difference between the 2 surgeries were night and day. I had staples to close the wound on the right knee which caused a lot of pain when trying to bend the knee. I had in-house therapy for 1 hour per day for 2 weeks and outside therapy for 1 hour per day for 3 months. My pain level was between 6 and 9 for the first 2 months even with the pain medicine I took.

Your therapy method was a much better solution for me. My pain level has been no more than 2. Exercising 5 minutes every waking hour has produced much better results. For the first 3 days, I could not lift my leg without help. After that, I was able to lift my leg on my own. The exercises started to produce amazing results. I was able to sit with my knee bent at a right angle. My previous surgery took over 6 weeks before could do that.

Also, your check off list was very important to me so I could make sure I did all the exercises 3 times each per day. Without the list, I would have lost track. It also helped to have the information sheet on how to do the exercises as well.

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate what you have done for me. After 3 weeks, I am only taking 2 Tylenol per day for the pain. Thank you again for the wonderful results.

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