Dr. Heinrich, Everything has been wonderful since my surgery (Total Knee Replacement). I had a great doctor, the operation went great, the hospital was like a resort hotel, and the home health care was wonderful. I had been in pain for 10 years before the surgery and now I am pain free. I was walking the next day, using a crutch after 1 week, and back to walking normally even climbing ladders after a couple of weeks. I would recommend Dr. Heinrich and his staff, J.R. and Frank, to anyone.
I am so very thankful to have found Dr. Dodgin. To have a total hip replacement at 37 was difficult to understand and digest. But Dr. Dodgin did a wonderful job helping me understand my treatment and options. My entire surgery and experience went very smoothly thanks to Dr. Dodgin and his great and friendly staff.
My hip replacement surgery was fairly easy for me and I was more than ready to have it done. I had difficulty sleeping comfortably and discomfort after walking long distances or playing golf. I was very happy with my surgery/hospital experience. The only downside was using a bedpan for the first time in my life! Once home, the home health care and pt helped me make a lot of progress in s short time before I moved on to physical therapy at a facility. Two and a half months later I rode a cart to play golf and from then on walked the golf course. Kudos to Dr. Heinrich who always took time to listen and answer any questions-plus his excellent surgical expertise!
Thank you. I also wanted to complement your staff at my last visit. The X-ray technician was very pleasant and gentle with her instructions and your office staff was very friendly. I already raved about your PA who stated she just had a baby four weeks ago, wow that’s dedication to her job. Just wanted to share my pleasant experience. My kids go to school with the Vagners and Stacie asks me about my office experience there, so of course I like to share my positive feedback.
I began my sport's path as a tournament player and coach when I was first introduced at age 9 by my mother to tennis. After a long career as a Texas State high school doubles champion at Austin High School, Southwest Conference Team Championships and senior Captain at the University of Texas, Coach of the National Junior College Tennis Champions, and ranked #1 in the Open Men's Doubles in Texas, I have enjoyed many tournaments and league victories. Even after sustaining a snapped quadriceps tendon in my right knee, I returned to tournament form. Then in 2006, I began to develop pain in my hip which severely limited my movement on the court even in doubles. I joked that I needed to find a partner who knew what "yours" meant. I knew where the ball was going, I just couldn't get there. I tried, without success, for some three years many different alternatives to surgery: acupuncture, cranial sacral adjustment, deep tissue release, and Prolozone injections (which seem to work on dogs, but didn't for me).
I finally contacted Dr. Matthew Heinrich at the Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin who said my right hip was terrible and my left hip was very bad! I said, "OK, but if I am going under, I am going under once." So, in November 2009 (Thanksgiving weekend) I had "minimal invasive, bilateral (both) hip replacement surgery." It was so successful that I was walking down the hall the day after surgery with the aid of a walker. I spent one week at Reliant Rehab facility. I had no need of any pain medication following surgery. Two months after surgery I returned to the tennis practice court, and one month later I won my first competitive tennis match in 3 1/2 years.
Laurence finishing the 70 mile course in the 2012 HCRAAt 5 months following surgery (April 2010) I rode in my first charity bicycle ride, The Hill Country Ride for AIDS. I only attempted the 10 mile course because I had never ridden in a ride before. I finished in under 1 hour, which was nothing. In 2011, I completed the 53 mile course in 6 hours, and in 2012, I raised the bar again and completed the 70 mile course in 7 hours.
Now, in 2013, I am once again raising the bar even higher. On April 27th I will complete the 100 mile course at 76 1/2 years of age. Who knows what lies in store in the years ahead. In addition to my training on the road and in the gym, my sole energy source is what I call a Shaklee Sports nutrition cocktail consisting of Shaklee Performance, Physique, 180 Pomegranate Tea, 180 meal drink, and Energy Chews.
See you at the Finish Line at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown on April 27th.
I certainly want to thank Dr. Heinrich for enabling me to get back in the game and continue to compete at a high level.
The picture above is of me after completing the 70 mile course in the 2012 HCRA!
Dear Dr. Heinrich, JR, Frank, Catherine, Jeana, Allison, Rita and other members of your staff who helped me,
Thank you very much for the excellent care you have all provided to me. I feel very fortunate that my primary care physician, Gretchen Crook, MD, referred me to you & that you were accepting new patients. I am grateful for your knowledge; surgical skills, experience & expertise; kindness, compassion & patience; & the culture of excellent throughout your office & practice. I greatly appreciate the patience each of you have had for my many questions & concerns, and the kind and unhurried manner with which I have always been treated. Thank you so very much for replacing my left hip. It is so much better than before, as you said it would be. I have had experience with several other orthopedic surgeons over my lifetime and you are, by far, the best. I will definitely recommend you to others.
With sincere appreciation for your excellent care,
Dear Dr. Dodgin,
Thank you so very much for all you have done for me. Really there are no words to express my gratitude for helping me to walk again. Also, I am grateful to your wonderful compadres (Ryan & Alison). Each of you will always hold a special place in my heart!!