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Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Santa Barbara, CA & Solvang, CA

1 total review

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Melissa M.
Submitted 02/16/20
Nothing short of a miracle….that is how I would describe my double knee replacement surgery with Dr Gallivan. After 20 years of ever increasing knee pain, my active lifestyle became impossible to maintain. In October 2015, at the age of 70, I had my right knee replaced. Surgery was on a Tuesday, I was home Wednesday. In-home rehab began Friday. The pain was very manageable. Sixteen days post-op I began outpatient therapy with minimal pain and no pain meds. Three months post-op I took my horse on a 3-hour ride with friends. I eagerly had the left knee replaced in December 2015. Result very similar to the first. Discomfort, but very manageable. My greatest difficulty was reactions from the meds following surgery. The actual knee pain was gone….only the incision caused tenderness. I have NO PAIN!!! I have resumed riding and competing with my horses, hiking, walking, swimming, without any limits. I truly feel 20 years younger, my legs are strong and straight. Dr Gallivan is my hero…he has given me my life back, there are not enough great adjectives to describe his skill and kindness through both procedures.