Patient Reviews of Southern Indiana Orthopedics
The following are reviews from patients of Southern Indiana Orthopedics
"I had a torn ACL, torn meniscus, and torn MCL. I received this injury while playing basketball. I was running down the court at a fast pace with the ball, leaped into the air, came down hard onto my feet, and pushed off to the right as my leg contacted the court. A defender was positioned directly in front of me, which is why I pushed off to the right to jump away from him to get a shot off. I felt a pop and knew immediately that I had injured something. I did not experience a lot of pain, but my knee was very unstable and felt very peculiar. I went to Dr. Guse and found out the bad news. I am a top-notch athlete and already have a full ride commitment from Wright State University, a D1 college. I was very nervous about my future. My scholarship is for baseball. Dr. Guse operated on me December 11, 2013. Dr. Guse showed us pictures of everything he did before and after the repairs. He did an excellent job. My rehab went very well, and I was able to play baseball in the spring of 2014, just four months after surgery. I was a little timid and everyone was being over cautious with me. I did not have a great season, but constantly improved by the end of the season. Six months after surgery, I was at about 95%, and did get honorable mention from the Columbus paper for the All Area Baseball Team. My summer ball team, which is comprised of mostly college baseball players, did very well. Likewise, I did very well, batting in the mid to upper 300's, and pitched some very good games. Wright State has been very supportive, and is working hand in hand with my high school. I feel I am at 100% now, and am very excited about my future college career and or pro career. Thank you very much, Dr. Guse, and all those who assisted you." -- Caleb E.
"I was diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis. On April 22, 2014, I decided to have surgery. From January to March, my pain was becoming worse, going down both legs and lower back. My family doctor referred me to Dr. Larry Olson. He ordered an x-ray and then a MRI. We tried injections and they did not work. He then did an epidural and that did not work. We made the decision to have the surgery. He referred me to Dr. John Chambers. I am so glad I made this decision, because I could not live my life with this pain. When I awakened in recovery, I had NO pain. My recovery was very good. I did therapy, which consisted of stretching and walking. In 6 weeks, I could do normal activities. At 12 weeks, I was able to ride the mower and mow my lawn. The staff was all very professional, very informative, kind, and caring. I was treated with respect and kindness. I can say the same for Dr. Olson and Dr. Chambers." -- Rosemary K.
Treated by: John B. Chambers, M.D.
"I'm 53 and love to play ultimate Frisbee. About 5-6 years ago, after enduring reduced range of motion and pain in both shoulders for 15-20 years, I tried to throw the Frisbee with my right hand and could not due to shoulder weakness. I went through physical therapy and cortisone shots, but the shoulder was unresponsive. Dr. Guse repaired the rotator cuff, cleaned up the joint a bit, and after a fairly long rehab, the shoulder was fixed. After a couple of years, it was back to full strength. Then I noticed I was having pretty severe pain and reduced range of motion in my left shoulder. Again, I went through physical therapy and cortisone shots, but the shoulder was unresponsive. This time the diagnosis was different. It was a SLAP tear. This is a bone spur and something else I forget, but again, Dr. Guse repaired it. For this surgery, the recovery was miraculous. I was ready to play Frisbee six months later. Today, six years from my first surgery, both my shoulders feel great! I am playing ultimate with full confidence and strength. Please do not be misled. The post-surgical recovery is hard and sometimes painful work. I was highly motivated and maintained the rehab discipline. I listened to the staff and Dr. Guse on recovery protocol and limits. Even then, I'm told my results were unusually positive. I am thankful to have had Dr. Guse as my surgeon and also to the staff of the CRH Rehab facility, adjacent Dr. Guse's office." -- Gene M.
"In 1983, I came in for an interior cervical fusion in which Dr. Olsen assisted with, and it was a great success. Haven’t had any problems and what a great experience. A wonderful 31 years of pain free success. Thank you, Southern Indiana Orthopedics." -- Richard B.
“I see both Dr. Federle and Dr. Lanham. I recently had both a knee replacement and carpal tunnel surgery performed by Dr. Federle. I was very impressed with both him and the facilities where the surgeries were done. The hospital in particular did an awesome job on their orthopedic unit. I would highly recommend Dr. Federle for any orthopedic needs. He is careful, comprehensive, and easy to talk to. I see Dr. Lanham regularly for diabetic foot care. She is gentle and thorough. She is very kind and a good listener. My son also sees her, and we have been very pleased with her care.”
– Joy L.
Treated by: Douglas J. Federle, M.D., M.S.
"I am able to continue the activity I love most! And that is hiking national parks mostly out west. This is thanks to the gel treatments I am receiving from Dr. Tannenbaum. My family and I recently hiked around the area of Breckenridge, Colorado. Some achieved summit on 14+ thousand ft mountain. I made 12,000, but was leery of any higher altitude. I think we ate our way through enough fruit and salad to feed Cox's Army. There was a very nice parade on the 4th, and the Clydesdale horses we present in all their beautiful gear. At Hoosier Pass, we were able to cross the continental divide, plus the great hike trail that was there. I will be seeing you soon for more gel, as we are headed to Yellowstone and Tetons for a couple of weeks. Sorry I will miss the Columbus marathon this year, but I was gone too much to train for it. Plus, I am saving my knee for hiking. I can't thank your clinic enough to be able to do what I am doing, especially Dr. Tannenbaum. If you ever get the opportunity, hike the Virgin River in Zion National Park. That is quite an experience, hiking in waist deep water, against the swift current." -- Pat B.
Treated by: Darryl A. Tannenbaum, M.D.
"Dr. Guse and his staff are very friendly. Dr. Guse explains everything very well." -- Tamara H.
"The experience we have had with Dr. Federle has always been great. He is the best doctor at Southern Indiana Orthopedics. He always listens and does not hurry. WE love you, Dr. Federle." -- Chester and Dorothy C.
Treated by: Douglas J. Federle, M.D., M.S.