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As the largest orthopedic physician group in the Midwest, and one of the largest in the country, you are sure to find a clinic that best meets your needs.

September 30, 2019

Patty J.

I am so excited to express to your staff how pleased I am with the remarkable service I received from everyone in your office on July 31st 2019. From the front desk people to the surgical nurses, to the doctor’s assistants (you, Lisa, of course played an integral part in all of this) to Dr. Larry and Dr. Coetzee himself. I am so impressed.

I had bunion surgery and from the moment I arrived the day of surgery until my grandson picked me up, every second I spent in the surgery center was absolutely pleasant. I wasn’t a bit concerned or worried about pain or the bad effects that anesthesia can cause. It went so fast I was amazed. I had a speedy recovery – walking in 3 days, driving in 5 days, jet-skiing in 11 days (not kidding) and motorcycle riding in 2 weeks. I am now back to work 5 weeks later, in retail, on my feet all day long. No pain or problems. I never could have expected such a wonderful experience. I healed quickly and barely have a scar.

Thank you all so very much for my wonderful experience with you. I will refer all my friends and family to you. Love you guys.

Sincerely,
Patty J.

September 25, 2019

Maratha S.

Everyone at TCO was the best I could ask for. They took great care of me, like family. Also, everything was right there for my recovery. I will be getting my hand done next. Thank you all and see you again soon!

*Maratha is a patient of Dr. Arntson

September 25, 2019

Gerald M.

Last year I had a total replacement of my left knee with Dr. Owen O’Neill. I had my right knee totally replaced through TCO 10 years earlier and after some difficulty with that surgery, I was concerned about getting the second surgery. I went through TCO’s list of surgeons, looking for someone with a different approach to the procedure. I spoke with two different surgeons and settled on Dr. Owen O’Neill. He and his staff inspired confidence with their competence and thorough care description from start to finish. After a two-day hospital stay, I went home needing only over-the-counter meds and physical therapy assisting in my complete recovery. My only regret was waiting so many years to get relief. There was truly no comparison between my first surgery and my second. I would definitely encourage anyone considering a total knee replacement to consult with Dr. Owen O’Neill at TCO.

September 23, 2019

Tess K.

Outstanding results! I had both knees replaced with one year between the two procedures. Along with a terrific outcome, Abbott Northwestern Hospital had a great protocol which at the time included acupuncture for those interested. I felt I was in the best hands and that Dr. Anseth crafted my knees to be a perfect fit!

September 23, 2019

Pat P.

Had a hip replacement November 2017. I considered myself pretty active and with officiating 4 sports, my hip got so bad that I was in tremendous pain and thought I would have to give officiating up. Met with Dr. Knowlan and he started the game plan for me to have a total left hip replacement in the EXCEL program. What a life changer that was. Surgery went extremely well and I followed all his directions on recovering from the surgery. I couldn’t believe how quickly I recovered from the surgery. I was back to umpiring in the spring of 2018 and basketball in 2018-19. I have had no problems with my left hip at all. I would recommend hip replacements to anyone needing one, just follow what TCO and Dr. Knowlan tells you, and you will recover 100% with no problems like I did.

September 18, 2019

Diana I.

I am overjoyed at the outcome of my surgery! I suffered for quite awhile before realizing I had a fractured hip. Dr. Arntson was amazing during the whole process. I am 6 weeks out from surgery and my hip feels brand new.

September 18, 2019

Christopher S.

I was lucky enough to have Dr. Paul Lafferty as my surgeon when, at the age of 68, I fell off my bicycle and fractured my left hip in four places. This was in the summer of 2018. Initially, ER doctors almost sent me home with a handful of pills and the hope that what they thought was a single fracture would heal. When a CT scan revealed four fractures, the stakes went up. The ER doctors explained that my injury required not just an orthopedic surgeon, but an ortho trauma surgeon with special expertise in this type of injury. The good news, they said, was that one of the best was an ambulance ride away at Regions Hospital. That was Dr. Lafferty.


When I met him for the first time at the hospital, Dr. Lafferty said that hip replacement was one option. But because I had been very active and wanted to remain so, he offered a second option: a repair surgery in which a titanium plate would hold together my messed-up hip as it mended. I chose that surgery and he operated the next day.


Jumping ahead here—which I’m able to do thanks to Dr. Lafferty—I highly recommend him, for both his surgical expertise and his bedside manner. He’s kind, friendly and explains in clear English, not medical-ese. From that first meeting in the hospital through checkups, he’s always taken the time to answer all my questions. I’ve never felt rushed through an appointment and his staff is wonderful.
Recovery from a fractured hip was not fun but I made steady progress. A year post-surgery, I’m fully active and have no pain. X-rays show no sign of arthritis developing. At my one-year checkup, I was cleared to do anything which, I hope, includes getting through TSA without undue discussion of my titanium plate! I am very grateful to Dr. Lafferty for putting me back together.

September 16, 2019

Kelly R.

I am a fairly healthy 48 year old female who was suffering a lot of pain in my hips and low back. I had been to the chiropractor many times and received some minimal relief. I finally saw my general practitioner who really didn’t take me seriously but ultimately agreed to x-ray my hips at my request. The result was arthritis in both hips with bone on bone in the left joint. My GP sent me to physical therapy which I did for 5 weeks with minimal results. A friend of mine suggested I see Dr. Holmberg and so I did. Dr. Holmberg reviewed my charts and talked to me about options and we decided on surgery for the left hip. I was very scared as I had never had surgery. Dr. Holmberg was very reassuring and I was confident in his skills. The staff at the clinic was kind and helpful, the class I took prior to the surgery was extremely helpful. And the hospital staff were amazing. I was back to work 2 weeks after surgery and only using a cane to assist my walking. I followed the exercises daily and walked a lot to make a full recovery in less than 12 weeks. I am 6 months post-surgery and my left hip is AMAZING! I highly recommend Dr. Holmberg to anyone who asks me about my procedure.

September 12, 2019

Rhonda P.

As a result of a shoulder dislocation in June and after 10-11 therapy sessions, I had hit a plateau and was advised to seek advice from an orthopedic surgeon. I chose Dr. Johnson originally for his location, and after reading through several bios of his and other doctors, I could not be more pleased that I did. He is a very knowledgeable doctor, down to earth and personable. He went over my situation in great detail for all options. I went into surgery kind of optimistic as he said there was a 50/50 chance that he would be able to repair the tear sufficiently. He and I are very pleased with the outcome. I would definitely recommend him if you need shoulder, arm or hand surgery. Dr. Johnson will definitely be my first choice if I am in need of more shoulder attention.

September 12, 2019

Paul G.

I can’t begin to describe how wonderful my back, buttock and leg has been feeling since the surgery. There has been no pain or numbness whatsoever. It was basically a perfect outcome. Thanks again, Dr. Banks!!

As the largest orthopedic physician group in the Midwest, and one of the largest in the country, you are sure to find a clinic that best meets your needs.

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