Dr. Dawson and his staff are awesome! I had my right knee replaced in February, and knew almost immediately that I wanted him to take care of my left knee as soon as possible. I waited until October, and despite him trying to manage my expectations by warning me that my second recovery might not go as easy, it has been just as successful. My arthritis doctor tried to get me to wait before having surgery because of my age (only 53), but Dr. Dawson understood the importance of improving my quality of life. When I first met with him, he asked why I wanted to have the surgery, and I told him I wanted to be able to chase my grandkids. Now I'm working towards catching them!
Thank you Dr. Dawson, from me and my family!S Costley
Dear Dr. Dawson,
Thank you for giving me my old life back! I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the knee surgery you performed. It has been totally amazing! It has not even been 3 months and I am walking 3 miles every other day...with up and downs.... and climbing 100 steps up and 100 steps down. I have no pain. I wish my other knee, that is over a year old, felt this good. There is no grinding or clicking and I walk smoothly without hesitation. It is the strong knee! Actually, when we left for California it was only a little over the month after surgery and I felt as good then as I do today. Totally amazing!
I used to be a marathon walker, hiker, etc. and the last years I have not been able to do any of the things I enjoy this way. After the pain I went through with the first knee...months sleeping on a recliner and real, continuous pain for 4 months; as well as the clicking and grinding, etc., I was scared to death to have this knee done. But I knew that not only my quality of life was diminished but my overall health was being affected by not being able to exercise so I "bit the bullet" and saw you. Never, even on my worse days after your surgery, did I have the kind of pain I did with the first knee. If not for the first couple days with the allergic reaction, I would say I had no pain, only discomfort. I had full flexion and extension almost immediately.
I am 75 but feel 40 again. I cannot tell you the times I have thanked God for you and will always be grateful.
Even beyond that, I am grateful for your fantastic support staff who are not only extremely efficient, they were caring and so compassionate! Compassion goes such a long way in facilitating healing. With all of the personalized care, I never felt I was part of a "knee-replacement-mill." I appreciated Dr. Tongue in your absence with his thorough and very kind caring. I felt totally confident and covered. This was the most excellent medical experience I've had...and in 75 years trust me, I have had many. You and your office cover all the basis...competence, compassion, care and efficiency both in person and on the telephone. Calls were returned and all needs promptly addressed with the kind of care seldom felt in this day where insurance so often dictates care and ties the hands of good physicians like you.
I thank you all. See you in May.
Dr. Dawson replaced both knees for me. I had discomfort over 5-6 years and even tried braces for almost 2 years. I had some relief to start, and then the pain became worse. I had consults with several doctors, of whom I did not like. While looking for a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, I found Dr. Patrick Dawson in Tualatin. Instead of using a gig for surgery, he used laser beam alignment technique. After my first knee, I was up walking in 2 weeks with the aid of a cane. I then waited 3 months for the second knee to be replaced. In between surgeries I joined a gym working out every day, in addition to physical therapy. In about 3-4 days I felt strong with a cane. The most difficult time was stairs, but every day I would walk stairs, and improved in a couple weeks’ time. Two months later and after my final post-op exam, I went hunting and hiking trails In Idaho. I felt great, and figure I had about 90% motion back. Great time, THANKS DR DAWSON...
Dr. Dawson and his colleagues are awesome! My family and I have been treated by Dr. Dawson for several different orthopedic needs. He is very professional and yet makes you feel as if he has known you for years. He does a great job of presenting the facts in an easy to understand way and is very honest and open about options for treatment, the costs involved and openly offers his opinions regarding which options he would consider and why.
My family and I will always go to Dr. Dawson for our orthopedic needs!