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Patient Testimonials

2 weeks after Total Knee Replacement - Testimonial

4 weeks after Total Hip Replacement - Testimonial

Total Knee Replacement Testimonial

Outpatient Knee Surgery Testimonial

Bilateral Hip Replacement Story - Joseph C.

Partial Knee Replacement Patient Story - Dan B.

After being diagnosed by two doctors with a torn meniscus and arthritis in my right knee I opted for surgery in 2016. The surgery did not alleviate the pain and I continued to have problems with the knee. When I was on vacation in the spring of 2017, the pain was so bad I could not walk and had to obtain a wheel chair. When I got home, I contacted my original orthopedic doctor and he told me my problem was my hip, not my knee. This was a surprise to me since I had no pain in the hip. He recommended I see Dr. Frisch, who diagnosed me with a bone-on-bone condition in my right hip. I was skeptical, however I agreed to the hip replacement surgery. I am so thankful I did. The surgery was a success (was in the hospital for less than ½ a day) and walked out after the surgery!! It is now eight months post-surgery and I am pain free, walking without a cane and back to doing many of the everyday tasks I could not do. Thank you Dr. Frisch. You are a very talented and dedicated surgeon!!

- David M. L.

Dr. Frisch and His entire Staff are excellent. They are Professional, Courteous, and very understanding. I came in needing a total hip replacement and was very reluctant after my first hip replacement a few years back went terribly wrong. I was only in the hospital for 24 hours and was up and walking 2 hours after surgery and going up and down the stairs at my house within a week.Within a few weeks after surgery, I was walking and free of pain and discomfort. His followup after surgery included a phone call the night I got home to see how I was doing followed by very personnel post surgical care. I would strongly recommend Dr. Frisch and His Staff to Anyone who needs an Orthopedic Surgeon.

- John S.

Hi Dr. Frisch, Just wanted to thank you for calling me a couple of weeks ago. I was shocked that you responded so quickly. Just want you to know that I am thru with therapy, and when measured today, I was at a 105 degree bend with my knee. I may get more with everyday activities and continuing yoga classes, but am happy with the progress so far. Thank you again for your great care.

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- Dixie.

I had a partial knee replacement 5 weeks ago. I went back to work last week & I have very physical job where I have to do a lot of kneeling & lifting. Dr. Frisch explained everything thoroughly before & after surgery. So I knew what to expect, and what was expected of me to ensure success. Everyone I talk to who has any experience with knee surgery is amazed at how quickly I have recovered & how good my scar looks. They say, “You must’ve had a really good surgeon.” And I agree. Thanks!

- Steve V.

I had total hip replacement 9 days ago by Dr. Frisch, and I am pain free and able to walk with a cane to assure that I don’t fall. I expect to no longer need the cane once my muscle strength is sufficient, probably in about a week. The entire experience from the first office visit to now has been fantastic. Very friendly people that are good at their jobs. This includes Crittenton Hospital personnel. Dr. Frisch has a nice personality, he was thorough in explaining details regarding my condition and he answered all of my questions without making me feel hurried. The hip replacement implants selected were top of the line, the surgical skill of Dr. Frisch is excellent with great post-surgical results, and the follow up program to monitor wear of the plastic part of the implant is comforting. Physical therapy in the DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute office has been great as well. Each Therapist knows the surgical technique of each Doctor, and they tailor the physical therapy accordingly. They explain why certain muscles hurt after the surgery and they quickly alleviate the pain. The main goals of strengthening muscles and achieving range of motion are clear, and the therapy has met these goals so far. I will know more as my physical therapy progresses. I could not ask for anything more in this experience, and I highly recommend Dr. Frisch as an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Based on my experience so far, and in talking to other people that have had “work done” at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute, I recommend this office and group of Surgeons in general to correct issues with knees, hips, spine and shoulders. These people are the best of the best. Many thanks for improving my quality of life. I hope that I don’t need to see you in the future, but if I do, I have confidence that you will dramatically improve my quality of life once again.

- Keith O.

I had Dr. Nicholas Frisch at Crittenton Hospital do a right hip THA revision surgery to restore an old hip replacement. I went home the next day. A great nursing staff, so caring – a total team and so on hands. Dr. Frisch called me personally the next day instead of having the office call me.

I had fallen on my knee, which I had previous had replaced in 2002. After seeing medical staff for my injury I was told that I would need to go to a larger hospital due to the injury being so complex. My daughter made a phone call to the DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute, here in Rochester. The doctors met me down in the ER at Crittenton, and Dr. Frisch did the surgery on 08/28/2017. I cannot thank him or his staff enough for the care I received. As of today, December 8th, I am no walking on a cane and I am full weight bearing on my leg. I thank God that we were led to Dr. Frisch, and that he was able to do my surgery. I couldn’t have asked for better care, a better surgeon, or a better outcome after my surgery. I want extend a big thank you to Dr. Frisch and his staff.

- Dixie C.

Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center