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Thank you for doing such a fine job fixing Suzanne’s knee and for taking care of her recovery this past year. Your hard work and dedication to your profession is greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year to you and your family.
S. & D. B. & Family
Words alone cannot express our gratitude to all of you for your fine work and dedication to your profession. I know you say it’s your job but it’s more than that when you are a parent of an injured child. Because of all of you, Suzanne has made a remarkable recovery not only once but twice this year. I know it wasn’t always easy with her, especially in the beginning but your passion and tenderness for each patient is what gets them through. You all know just how far to push so they may succeed and achieve their goal for a speedy recovery. We know there is still a long road ahead for Suzanne, with her recovery but because of each of you, she is on that road to success. Whether she decides to cheer in college or not, you all have given her the opportunity to fulfill that dream if she so chooses and because of that, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We wish each of you a very safe and Happy Holiday Season and a Fantastic New Year. We will keep in touch but hopefully we will not see you in the office. Maybe our paths will meet outside of work.
S. & D. B. & Family
My knee was injured while playing soccer. My body went in one direction, but my knee and the lower portion of my leg stayed where it was. This caused my Anterior Cruciate Ligament to rupture.
I went to Dr. Reilly through a referral of a co-worker. Immediately, he diagnosed a torn ACL. He said I had two options: "surgery or always having a bad knee." I was 25 at the time and not ready for retirement, so I scheduled the surgery.
It was done in the afternoon and I spent the night at the hospital. Since I live by myself, I had a friend come pick me up the following morning and help me get set up at home. The procedure that I went though included taking part of my knee cap tendon and grafting it in place of the ruptured ligament. The other option was to get a graft from a cadaver. I preferred my own parts.
Once I was home, I was set up with an ice bath cooler to keep any swelling down, along with some anti-inflamatory prescriptions. Within two days, I had started a therapy program. It was painful initially, but with time it became easier. It is now three years later and I am still playing competitive soccer, thanks to my surgery.
While performing my duties as a police officer, I injured my shoulder in August of 1993. Since this was was a “Line of Duty” injury, I was sent to a workers compensation doctor who initially prescribed pain pills and anti-inflammatory medication. When it was apparent that the medication was not working, I was sent for a M.R.I. and to an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed the injury as a possible rotator cuff tear. This doctor continued the medication and wanted to wait nine months before doing anything else.
After several months of no improvement, I requested a second opinion and was referred to Dr. Michael Reilly. After reviewing my records and upon examining me, Dr. Reilly diagnosed my injury as a rotator cuff impingement and started physical therapy immediately. When it became evident that the therapy was not helping, a decision to have corrective surgery was mutually agreed upon. The surgery was preformed in June of 1994 at North Ridge Medical Center on an out-patient basis.
Since my surgery (soon to be 5 years ago), I have not had any problems with my shoulder and play golf, baseball and go bowling on a regular basis. I now look back on the decision to have this surgery as one of the best that I have made, especially considering the fact that my wife, who is a registered nurse, was against it initially. A short time after the surgery, I regained a full range of motion in the shoulder and was returned to work without any restrictions.
I have found Dr. Reilly to be a highly competent doctor who possess both the surgical and social skills desired when dealing with patients. I have been so impressed with him that I have recommended him to friends, family and co-workers without reservation.
Captain R. Manfre