17 Feb 2017

Dr. Rachala preformed bilateral knee replacement at Buffalo General. This was a major decision for me. I’m in my 40s and still have 8 years in my career as a firefighter till I can retire. I could hardly walk and it was very difficult to perform my duties as a firefighter. I decided I had no choice and had it done. I was at the hospital for 4 days and the care was great. Dr. Rachala checked on my progress every day. I was sent home and had PT 3 times a week at my house for a month. By the end of the month, I was walking a mile a day and was able to stand with no pain. I continued outpatient therapy for another 2½ months. By the end, I was walking 2 to 3 miles a day and in less than 4 months I was back to work with no restrictions. I have to thank Dr. Rachala and all of the care providers at Buffalo General. Without the excellent care that was given to me, I’m sure my outcome could have been different. Thank you.