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Orthopedic reviews in Portland

  • F
    Sandmeier, Dr. Robert
    I was referred to Dr. S by an orthopedist who felt I needed a knee specialist for my significant symptons. Dr. S, however, was quite unconcerned and dismissive. He gave me a cortizone shot (which I told him felt like it had gone into the wrong place and he dismissed) and sent me to PT. The PT didn't want to work with me without an MRI because the lowest exercise she could give me made it immediately worse. I returned to him, he criticized the PT he sent me to, again dismissed that the shot was in the wrong spot, and insisted nothing was wrong with my knee. He actually referred me to a neurologist who prompted ordered an MRI which showed a large complex ear and deformity of the meniscus and small tear of the lateral..... I am in tears knowing that I wasted 3 months feeling crazy and having my life significantly impacted. So relieved to know what is wrong and I can now move on to getting it fixed. Stay away unless perhaps you are an athlete!
    - Crystal R.
  • A
    Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists
    I met with a doctor for a thumb injury. It was pretty straight forward, so the visit was short. He recommend a brace. A technician around the corner measured my hand and created a brace for my particular need. She also gave me some exercise instructions.
    - Megan B.
  • F
    Surratt, Dr. Jason R.

    I truly regret my decision to use this provider.   When I decided to have surgery Surratt told me it would be a simple bunion procedure. On October 12, 2016 I had the procedure and a week later started physical therapy at the Westside Foot and Ankle office.  Surratt���s x-rays show that the screws failed at 4 weeks but I was told at the time that there was simply a ���mis-alignment��� so I needed to wear the walking boot a total of 9 weeks instead of the 4 to 6 weeks I was told pre-surgically. The aggressive physical therapy continued.  No change despite the fact that the boot plus therapy led to the ���mis-alignment���.

    The true nature of the problem was not revealed to me, despite weekly reporting pain to the therapist (who shares the same medical record with Surratt), until February 6, 2017.  In the ensuing 3 months I lost approximately 9 mm of length from the movement of the screws in the big toe bone, and that bone has not mended together.  I���m back in the boot, walking is painful, my activities are limited, and all plans are on hold.

    A follow-up operation with bone graft, which will entail a minimum of 6 weeks on crutches (non-weight-bearing), is the only hope I have for the possibility of recovering some functionality; even that will not restore full operation.  The recovery period will be difficult.  We live in a 3-story house so crutches are a requirement for mobility.  I am a primary caregiver to my 2 granddaughters, 7 months and 2 years of age.  That has to be discontinued during recovery since I cannot carry them when on crutches.  Needless to say, I will have an MD performing the required operation.

    I have no idea why Surratt let things go bad for so long.  My on-line medical record does not show any notes or diagnoses related to the failed fusion or resulting fracture until I was informed on February 6, 2017 although the x-rays, which I got copied, clearly show the failure starting on November 17, 2016.  Other physicians have told me that a second operation, or even a non-weight bearing cast, in November could have fixed the problem without the bone loss that is causing my increasing pain (the shortened toe does not bear weight, and the remaining toes are not structured to assume the burden).

    In summary, I would recommend that you not assume any operation is ���simple��� and consider what might go wrong before deciding to proceed.  Consider using an MD for any surgical procedure.  Avoid Surratt and Westside Foot and Ankle for any treatment.
    - FM N.
  • C
    Rebound Orthopedics
    It is not right. It clicks and grinds and is uncomfortable. Even my physical therapist says there is something wrong with it. She has treated many knee replacements from other doctors and she can tell my knee is not as good as her other patients. I will never go there for anything again. It has been about a year so I am not expecting anything to get better.
    - Kathleen W.
  • A
    Weintraub, Dr. Ira M.
    I am very happy. I had the other one done somewhere else eight months before and this knee is much better. It healed faster and I think it feels more like a regular knee. I thought he was nice as was his PA.
    - Kathleen W.
  • A
    Todd Ulmer MD
    my wife was relating to her obgyn that i had ongoing pain in my right arm and neck. Her doc said "i know just the guy for your husband. He specializes in shoulders and is great". Well he was right. First he had my neck MRI'd to eliminate that as a source and then the shoulder. One of the four shoulder muscles had torn loose. Did the surgery just before christmas.  Interestingly dr ulmer had me wait several weeks to start physical therapy. I had a buddy whose doc had him working his shoulder after 2 weeks. The therapist said the updated view was to let the reattached tendon get it's initial set before starting p.t.. All my interaction with dr ulmer and his staff was A+,but the thing that cemented my high opinion was a comment by the therapist. He was surprised early on by my degree of mobility and lack of pain-i had stopped taking meds 2 days post op. The therapist went on to say in clear and direct terms that physical therapists can tell the top notch surgeons from the not so good because the really good surgeons have patients that experience less pain, have greater mobility sooner and generally recover quicker. In contrast lesser surgeons muck around more creating more trauma resulting in tougher, longer recoveries. He said that these patterns repeat over and over in patients. Also, even though both dr ulmer and the therapist told me i would only get 85-90% mobility back i have full range of motion except that one where you put your arm behind your back an lift as high as possible. And i will get that back too. Anyway, in summation dr ulmer is an ace. 
    - Tom W.
  • F
    Rebound Orthopedics
    It was an office staffed by the worst Mean Girls you could imagine. I have lived all over the country and have known excellent care in many places. I'd rate this office as the rudest I've ever dealt with. The location is telling, right next to the Moda Center. This group is very loud about their status as sports doctors to the professional athletes in the NW. They won't see you without extensive medical and surgical records if you've talked to another doctor in the last three years. As a nurse of many decades I was taken aback by the requirement that your had to produce records before they would even see you. I have NEVER heard of this. The staff seemed uneducated and unable to communicate in any but the most stilted manner. They didn't answer my questions, instead they responded as if reading from a script. I would warn anyone considering this place to reconsider. I believe that good medical care with a positive outcome results from a caring and competent provider working in partnership with a an ope minded and receptive patient. Respect and trust is a two way street. If a provider doesn't trust or respect his patients then he's unworthy of respect or trust in return.
    - Heather J.
  • A
    Oregon Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic
    Dr. Sedgwick did an excellent job. Right knee not only replaced but the leg had been made very crooked by arthritis and it was made straight during the procedure. Dr. used MRI to get precise measurements to line up ankle, knee and hip and they were feed into computer that created a physical guide used during surgery resulting in straight leg correction. Hematoma in left knee after surgery was followed very carefully until it was clear it required a drainage procedure to resolve. I'm walking with a cane and very little pain after only five weeks after the second knee replacement was done. This surgeon and his PA David Emch require PT from the first day, ordered homehealth to start PT at home until I was no longer housebound and could arrange PT for myself in the community. I highly recommend calling this doctor if you are planning a total knee replacement.
    - Gloria W.
  • A
    Foot Solutions of Tigard
    Excellent first appointment with careful exam. Listened to my concerns about using medication to reduce inflammation.  Instead suggested over the counter inserts and referred me for physical therapy.   Followup exam 10/25/15.  Much improved.  Still going to physical therapy and I'm walking again.
    - Nancy W.
  • F
    Weintraub, Ira M

    Weintraub performed surgery and I ended up with a thumb that didn't work correctly and looked like the thumb of a 99 year old woman. Went back and my concerns were totally disregarded. I was lucky to get 4 minutes of his time and was dismissed. As a result of his non-action, I sought three "second opinions". Each surgeon said that I had to have corrective surgery. After it was all said and done I was out of pocket thousands of dollars.

    Weintruab has NO post-op care. Once he's done, he's done. I would NOT recommend him for ANYTHING.

    - Christine A.
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