SwiftPath did a good job preparing me for the surgery and recovery. There were no surprises. Dr. Stickney did a great job on my TKR. I was home the same day as the surgery, had a smooth recovery and went back to work in 3 weeks. A little over 4 months after surgery and I am gardening 5-8 hours a day on the weekends and have no pain or swelling in the new knee. Thank you Dr. Stickney!
I’ve been meaning to write for a few months to say how thrilled I am to have my life back given the new hip. I’ve done a lot of traveling this winter & spring. So much so that I forgot to schedule my six month follow up. I am most appreciative of the serious skill, attention to detail and the use of the most up to date techniques, anti inflammatories etc that Dr. Stickney applied to the replacement of my hip. Plus everyone on the team did their utmost for me. I know people have written reviews claiming no pain after surgery, mine review is a little different because I must admit that the alteration of tissue indeed takes time to mend. But it is a steady improvement with no hint of the prior pain that drove me to the decision to have the surgery. I see people in my travels hobbling along with a cane and I recognize that facial grim expression of sheer will to power thru the pain and wish I could send them all to Dr. Stickney. I would say, if you have the ability, do it and get your life back!!!
If one could describe having a knee replaced as an enjoyable experience, this would be it. Dr. Stickney is a superb surgeon and his system is pure genius. His office runs like clockwork and I can honestly say I never experienced anything but courtesy and professionalism. His PA, Tim Billings guided me thru the whole process and the post op checkup was a breeze. He had me so well prepared for this that there was never any doubt or concern and my RN wife care provider felt every base had been covered.
The day I came home I walked up the stairs to my bedroom. That morning the hospital PT had put me through my paces including up and down stairs and I was astounded at how well I did and felt compared to the experience of having my left knee replace 10 years ago at a different clinic. I was comfortably able to use a walker to bathroom and sit up for meals. At one week I gave up the meds except for a little Tylenol. At 10 days I was walking close to normal with just a cane. Showering was a breeze with the new dressing they use.
At five weeks, I went to the Symphony and had no trouble sitting through a 2 hour concert. At that Point I began walking 1/2 mile with no difficulty. My PT stated that he will not have to see much of me as the progress has been so good. The benefits just keep coming. Before surgery aside from the bone on bone severe pain, my hip was acting up as was my left ankle from favoring the right knee. Those two issues have disappeared and it is a blessing.
I can’t help but stress my quality of life has improved dramatically already and I so look forward to a more active routine with my wife, including long walks which were a memory till Dr. Stickney did his wonderful work for me.
“I was totally impressed with the thorough teaching of the Swift Path program and the support I received from Dr. Stickney and his staff. His calm manner and expertise made my recovery amazing. I was expecting to have terrible pain and was pleasantly surprised how well the pain management program controlled my discomfort. I was able to go home from recovery room and was mobile at home with a walker. I am a nurse and would recommend Dr. Stickney and the SwiftPath Program to anyone who needs knee replacement surgery.” — Chris
“Dr. Stickney and staff are fantastic! The SwiftPath program is so thorough, you understand exactly what is happening. After my right knee replacement, at 6 weeks my knee was as flexible as if I had never had it replaced. I totally trusted Dr. Stickney with any orthopedic problems that I have had, and will continue to do so in the future.“
“My hip replacement surgery was 9/20/2017 and I left the hospital the same day. I was able to walk up a flight of stairs to my home recovery room. I walked a few times every day by using a walker and switched to a cane not long after. The pre-operation instructions were very clear and thorough. The recovery care was amazing with at home physical therapy, and the aftercare therapy and checkups were thorough and attentive. Dr. Stickney and all related healthcare associates were excellent.”