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Thank you for choosing Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine.

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Average Patient Rating

5
Average Rating: 5 (43 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“I am a physical therapist in the state of Ohio and had heard from a colleague in Dayton about the success she saw in rehab with people who had the Conformis knee. So when I was informed by my orthopedist that I was not a candidate for a third arthroscopic surgery due to the increased osteoarthritis, I immediately asked about the Conformis implant. He did not do this implant, so I went home to do my research. After researching the Conformis implant, I knew this is what I wanted for myself. On the Conformis website, I put in my zip code and found the nearest surgeon to my home. I made an appointment to talk to Dr. Westerheide about Conformis. He answered all my questions, and as a therapist, I was informed I had more issues than usual. The next day I made the appointment for the surgery. Surgery went as expected and I started physical therapy the next day. At day one, I had full knee extension and began with 112-degree knee flexion. Due to less bone cut on the femur, the hamstrings were not tightened and therefore the full knee extension. This allowed for good stable weight bearing from day one. I went from a walker to a cane in 4 days and to using nothing in 12 days. After two weeks I had 125 degrees flexion and a good ambulation gait. At week 4, I was going up and down stairs reciprocally with a hand railing. I went back to work part-time at day 16. Although my knee was doing well, my endurance was not fully recovered at this point to work full-time. My physical therapist stated that my ROM was ahead of all her standard knee patients and that my physical ability was excellent for post total knee surgery. My experience has been unique and I would not hesitate to recommend the Conformis knee and Dr. Westerheide to any of my friends or colleagues. I went to Africa 9 weeks post-op. There was someone on the trip that was seven months post-op, and she couldn’t get on the van or climb steps to the lighthouse. I read the blogs when I was making my decision.”
– Linda B.
Treating Doctor: Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“I went to Dr. Westerheide, and he recommended the Conformis to me, and I agreed to have the 3d image taken of my knee. The wait was 6 to 8 weeks, but after five weeks from surgery, it was well worth the wait. I am now in physical therapy for the 5th time and am doing great from what they tell me. I do go the extra mile at home working some of the same exercises they give me at therapy along with my wife helping to stretch my leg every night. I do believe that at the end of my treatment I will be at 100%. I have an excellent therapist Stephanie McElfresh that has done wonders with the movement of my knee. I give her much of the credit for helping me get to my goal. I recommend this type of knee surgery to anyone who is willing to get it done. I wasn't walking well at all when I went in for surgery but am now fully satisfied with my progress.”
– Roy H.
Treating Doctor: Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“Super cute doctor, he explained everything to me and what was best to fix my problem. As much as I hope I don't need him again, I wouldn't hesitate to go to him back for any orthopedic problem!”
– Sherry P.
Treating Doctor: Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“I am retired from the Army and had nine years active duty and 15 years in the Army National Guard and one year in Iraq with the Army National Guard. I am busy with the VFW and with cub scouts, and I do military funerals. In 2002 I fell on my knee and had to have my patella burs-tare moved because I could not drain fluid off of knee. I was still in the guard, so I still had to run the pt test, later I got to walk 2 1/2 mile. I retired in 2010. Since I was out of the military I put on some weight, but my knees were hurting more, I went to the VA, but they said that I was too young to have a replaced knee so I looked to see what another doctor would say. Dr. Westerheide said that I was a good candidate for a ConforMIS knee. I have heard the horror stores about knee replacements. I was totally relieved by it when I was walking that day of the operation.”
– Joseph F.
Treating Doctor: Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“I had pain in my knee. I was scheduled for an MRI. It got determined that I had a Meniscus tear. I had surgery to fix it. Everyone was great helping me with everything from scheduling the surgery to what I had to do before and after surgery. I appreciate everything that was done for me. Dr. Bernacki did a great job with the operation. My knees are much better. Thanks for all you do.”
– Cheryl P.
Treating Doctor: Brad L. Bernacki, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“Great doctor! Didn't have to wait long for an appointment. Friendly atmosphere!”
– Stacy S.
Treating Doctor: Brad L. Bernacki, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“I got treated professionally, courteously, and I have full confidence in the care I received.”
– Charles F.
Treating Doctor: Brad L. Bernacki, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“Very nice.”
– Katherine W.
Treating Doctor: Brad L. Bernacki, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Tancevski has been my surgeon for all my surgeries, and I wouldn't even think of anyone else. He is always understanding, kind and professional. As is all the staff at OSSM. I would recommend Dr. Tancevski, and the OSSM facilitate and staff to everyone.”
– Scott H.
Treating Doctor: Alex Tancevski, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“This office is very quick to get into, and my appointments always started within 5 minutes of my scheduled time. I am very considerate of my providers time and feel it is a great experience when he or she is my time as well. I would certainly recommend Dr. Tancevski to anyone who is considering a total knee replacement. My experience was met with a positive outcome, and I could not be any happier. I have a life a minimal pain (I am still healing), and with a beautiful staff of physical therapists just down the sidewalk from Dr. Tancevski office, my total experience was something you read in stories but don't think it is possible. Don't hesitate to contact this office if you are looking for a great experience.”
– Ted C.
Treating Doctor: Alex Tancevski, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5

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