I had surgery to repair my torn rotator cuff on January 5. Dr. Harms did an excellent job; the surgery was a complete success. I am so excited to be free of pain and be able to get back to my active lifestyle! Thank you again Dr. Harms and also to the staff at Duluth Surgical Suites; I received top notch care and everyone was very compassionate and professional!
I had hand surgery on September 11 to have my basilar joint reconstructed. Pete Goldschmidt performed my surgery at the Lakewalk Surgery Center. My surgery was a complete success and my scars are barely visible. I have had Carpal Tunnel surgery on both hands, an elbow repair and a knee replacement all done by Pete Goldschmidt and Michael Momont. My husband has also been treated by them as well. I highly recommend Orthopaedic Associates for any of your needs. Very professional and friendly to their patients.
In July I had a pretty bad fall where I severely broke my left foot AND my right ankle. I needed emergency surgery on both, with plenty of hardware to keep all the broken bones together. Dr. Hendricks was one of the most compassionate doctors throughout the entire ordeal, and spent time discussing my situation during the follow up. I didn't feel rushed, I felt that he actually cared. I was told that because of the complexity of the breaks, it would most likely be a few months before I could bear weight on either leg, and much longer before I could walk again unassisted. He did such an amazing job with the surgery that I was able to stand at 6 weeks, and walk unassisted by 8 weeks. It's just now 13 weeks post-surgery, and I am almost completely back to normal. I am so grateful to Dr. Hendricks and the staff at Orthopaedic Associates!
In May of 2015 Dr. Schnell replaced my knee joint. I couldn't be more pleased with the care I received. A year and a half later, everything is great! No pain! What a blessing Dr. Schnell is to our community!
On April 22nd, my life changed in a matter of seconds. I suffered an extensive knee injury after falling from my horse. I ended up with complete tears of my patellar tendon, MCL, ACL and two tears in my meniscus. I was terrified after the ER doctor told me that I needed reconstructive surgery of my left knee. I ended up getting an appointment with Dr. Harms just a couple days after my injury and he scheduled surgery immediately for the following day. I am now 4 months post op and walking on my own. Dr. Harms has been part of the entire process, communicating with me and my physical therapist to decide the best treatment plan for me. I can't thank Dr. Harms enough for everything he has done. Although I still have a long road of therapy, I am starting to feel more like myself again. Dr. Harms is a miracle worker and I highly recommend him! I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for him! Thank you!
I just have to put in a super plug for one very special doctor named Dr. Pat Hall, of Orthopaedic Associates in Duluth. He comes to Burnett Medical Center Mondays (weekly with an occasional exception.) Anyway, I had knee arthroscopy at BMC a few weeks ago, which was an easy procedure and I was well cared for. But to make a long story short, I developed more knee pain a week or two after the surgery (not in an area of the surgery) which has gotten so difficult that walking has been a real trial. So, I called him this last Tuesday and he urged me to drive up to Duluth today (rather than wait for Monday) so he could try to help me out (I leave next week for Mongolia, which he knows). I did that today and got almost immediate relief from a knee injection which should last 4-5 months, long past the time I'm back home from my trip. Dr. Hall is so kind, gentle, caring and has excellent skills, so he's got my vote for doctor of the year, at least at the Carlson household! Thank you, Dr. Hall!
Dr. Hall literally came to my rescue when I had an accident while hiking in Colorado. He splinted my broken ankle using a diaper changing pad, granola box, and hammock straps; he helped the group of people carry me down the mountain; and he stayed with me until we made it to the ambulance. His professionalism and compassion to a total stranger on a hiking trail speak volumes about his character.
I am so thankful for Dr. Reinking. I am 8 months post ankle surgery; I am able to walk, lightly jog, and wear a low heel, all without pain. I never thought I would be able to do any of these three again without consequence. I feel like I got my life back! I would recommend him to anyone dealing with ankle/foot pain.
I have been a patient of Dr. Zamzow for over 20 years. He has replaced both of my knees and my right hip so far. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Zamzow to any of my friends. He is always there to answer any questions and takes a personal interest in his patients.
Thank you Dr. Schnell for your dedication to the field of orthopaedics. We appreciate your honest opinions and concern for our family. We are grateful to have found you to help with all of our orthopaedic needs. Thanks again.
Thank you for your compassion and education today for my shoulder. I appreciate your thorough explanation and plan for my care. You are so approachable and I value that in my surgeon. Thanks again!
My whole experience for a total knee replacement was so very positive, from my initial appointment with Dr. Rother, the Rainy Lake Medical Center that enabled me to have this procedure at home, no travel! Follow up appointment with his associate, and the end of the month again with Dr. Rother. Thank you Orthopaedic Associates for the traveling and skill you bring to our community.
I have had ankle and shoulder surgery with Dr. Zamzow and he is the best orthopedic doctor anyone could have. His compassion and caring is outstanding. Just recently went to Dani in the therapy department after surgery and she was excellent and helped me greatly with her expertise. I would not hesitate to recommend the doctors or staff to anyone.
I broke my femur and dislocated my knee my freshman year of high school. Dr. Momont went in and repaired my knee and femur. With the job he did and the rehab after, I was able to play 3 sports the next 3 years of highschool. I was even able to play 2 years of college baseball on scholarship. Thank you Dr. Momont!
I saw Dr. Patrick Hall a couple weeks ago and was very pleased. He seems concerned and is very easy to talk to. I've always had a good rapport with your doctors.
I was so skeptical about surgery for the plantar fasciitis that I've dealt with for almost 2 years. Sometimes it goes away on its own, but I couldn't live with the pain and function normally any more. My biggest thanks to Jesus Christ for His healing hands and Dr. Ryan Reinking for his confidence and expertise. I felt like I was in the most trustworthy hands.
Today, I am 2 weeks post-op and completely free of the pain that was disabling me. I do have sugucal and incision pain which is minimal, but I feel like I have my life back. I don't think Dr. Reinking has a clue what impact this has on the rest of my life.
Gary Andrews has been wonderful to my dad. He has shown great compassion and patience working with my dad throughout the years and now during his knee replacement. Thanks Gary!!
About 8 weeks ago I suffered a broken ankle and broken tibia. Dr. Hendricks was my surgeon at St. Luke's and I continue to follow up with him. He has taken the time each and every time I visit to explain what's happening, the healing process, why to wait and how long to wait before I can be "normal" again. He is the kindest doctor and I would be lost without someone like him during this ordeal. Your expertise and professionalism and your extreme kindness and that of all your staff, and your assistant, Laura, is overwhelming. Thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I just wanted to mention how pleased I was with the whole knee replacement process I experienced earlier this year with Dr. Momont and staff. The rehab and PT process with Kim was simply amazing. She was knowledgeable, personable, encouraging and patiently answered seemingly hundreds of questions during the whole process. Thanks again for all of it. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
A few years ago my daughter broke her wrist in several places, it was iffy if it would ever be normal again. Dr. Peter Goldschmidt, MD did an excellent job of mending the bones, and she has full use of her wrist.
Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt fixed my broken finger and did a good job. I am glad I found him right on time. He helped me so much and I love him for that. I recommend Dr. Goldschmidt 100%.
October 29th 2014 was life changing ... at 49, and severe degenerative OA in both knees. Doctors Goldschmidt and Zamzow replaced both of my knees, and one month later I can still say it was the best decision of my life! Teamwork at it's finest! And, as many times as I've been asked ... YES, I would do it again! Thank you for giving me my life back! I am so very grateful and thankful to you and your Hermantown therapy department!
I am ever so thankful to Dr. Peter Goldschmidt for doing two successful surgeries on both my thumbs – basilar thumb surgery. He explained the surgery beautifully so that anyone could understand. He is down to earth and is very easy to talk to, which is very important for a patient/doctor relationship. And, answers all questions! I rate him 5 stars!
I had an Anterior Total Hip Replacement on 1/17/2014. Dr. Rother has given me my life back. I have no more pain and my limp is gone. I am so happy I chose him to perform my surgery. He has a kind and gentle manner and is an excellent skilled surgeon. Thank you again Dr. Rother.
I had a shoulder manipulation done in November of 2008. The procedure went very well and I would highly recommend the Orthopaedic Associates and Lakewalk surgery center.
Dr. Rother successfully replaced my arthritic hip on 12/2/09 with the minimally-invasive Zimmer 2-Incision procedure. I am greatly impressed with Dr. Rother's surgical skills, as well as his bedside manner and follow-up. I'm totally pain-free!
I had a total right hip replacement done by Dr. Schnell on 3-2-10 and have been completely satisfied with the experience start to finish. Thanks, Dr. Schnell, for giving me my life back!
At the risk of sounding accident prone, I have seen Dr. Robin W. Hendricks on 4 different occasions. He repaired my MCL, ACL, PCL and AC shoulder separation. Each time I knew I was in excellent hands and healed quickly. I highly recommend Orthopaedic Associates because of their outstanding level of care and professionalism.
I am very pleased with Dr. Rother's surgical skills, and bedside manners as well. His professionalism is incredible. His way of getting rid of the pressure and pain is "WOW"!! I would recommend anyone to see him.
Dr. Hall did an excellent job on fixing my fractured Femur after I fell. To get the alignment fixed and stabilized required a technical mind and a steady hand. I wish to thank him and the staff for doing such a great job.
Dr Schnell – can't say enough about how great this guy is. Professional, personable, knowledgeable, skilled. He takes time to talk and figure out what is what and what needs to be done, then takes care of it. Awesome experience, even in these times.
I have received medical care through different physicians at Orthopaedic Associates. The advice and treatment have been the highest quality. I have utmost faith in their medical knowledge, treatment and surgery skills. The excellent patient care received by doctors and staff is of high quality. I could only wish all medical facilities could match that of Orthopaedic Associates. My heartfelt thanks to all who have ever given care to me.