“I DIDN’T REALISE THERE WERE DIFFERENCES IN HIP REPLACEMENTS.”

HAL SUTTON

Professional Golfer Stryker Hip Recipient

Dennis P.

Total Hip Replacement

”On April 15 I had hip (left) replacement. Two days later I went home, only using my cane. I went on walks around my neighborhood every day.”

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Don Robertson.

Knee Replacement and Shoulder Surgery

”I cannot tell you how happy I am with Dr. Robert Hartman as a diagnostician and surgeon”

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Don Robertson


Don Robertson

“I cannot tell you how happy I am with Dr. Robert Hartman as a diagnostician and surgeon. He is professional, personable and competent beyond any doctor I have had attend me. He has done four surgeries on me.

The first was the repair of a torn medial meniscus. At the time of the examination of my knee he told me I would eventually need my knee replaced. I walked into the surgery and two hours later walked out again…without pain. Dr. Hartman was like a miracle worker.

My second surgery was on my right shoulder. I found I could not lift my right arm high enough to start my car. It was time for surgery. I had a number of tears in my rotator cuff. Dr. Hartman was able to get me into surgery within two weeks. After the surgery I was in traction for 30 days, as expected. I followed directions from Dr. Hartman and only took my shoulder out of the restraint during showering. I had three weeks of physical therapy and I could use my shoulder just like new. Dr. Hartman was like a miracle worker.

I delayed having my knee(s) replaced as long as I could stand it. Think walking 400 feet to get the mail and needing to lay down for three hours before I could get up without pain. Both my knees felt like someone was stabbing me with an ice pick with every step.

At the end of July of 2013 I had my left knee replaced. I spent three days in the hospital and went to the Masonic Home for transitional care. This was the second best decision I made with my knee surgeries. The first was having Dr. Hartman do the surgery. I had four therapy sessions per day, compared to two per week if I went home. Five days after surgery the occupational therapy professional had me walk one mile with a walker. Was I tired…yes, but I was able to do it. Two days later I walked the same mile only holding a cane. It never touched the ground. I went home after one week. Thirteen days after the surgery I had an appointment with Dr. Hartman’s PA. I asked him when I could play golf again. He said I got well so quickly that I could play golf that day!!! Nine days later I play 18 holes of golf. I was able to stop physical therapy in ten days. I did the recommended exercises faithfully. There was no slacking off with me. Was it painful? A little, but I worked through the pain and got well very quickly. Dr. Hartman was like a miracle worker.

In early October 2013 I had my right knee replaced. I spent three days in the hospital and went to the Masonic Home for transitional care. I had the same four therapy sessions per day. Five days after surgery the occupational therapy professional had me walk 1/2 mile with a walker. Was I tired…yes, but I was able to do it. This knee was more difficult than the left knee. I was able to walk the one-mile trek on the last day at the Masonic Home without the walker. Twelve days after the surgery I had an appointment with Dr. Hartman’s PA. I was able to stop physical therapy in three weeks. I did the recommended exercises faithfully, but they were more difficult than with my left knee. There was no slacking off with me. Was it painful? Yes, but I worked through the pain and got well very quickly. Dr. Hartman was like a miracle worker.

I am now able to do anything I want without pain in my knees. I can walk, stand, play golf and drive my car at the race track without any pain. Dr. Hartman gave me my life back. I intend to take advantage of this profound gift.”