Patient Reviews

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Average Rating: 5
“Dr. Olson is an outstanding physician. I was very nervous about having surgery to repair my ankle because I'd never had that type of surgery before. Knowing ahead of time that my recovery would be almost 12 weeks, scared me and caused me to delay it again and again. However, Dr. Olson is so sincere and cares so much about his patients that I decided to finally schedule my surgery. I had such a great experience with Dr. Olson and the physical therapists at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, that I wonder why I ever delayed! I couldn't be happier with the results. Thank you, Dr. Olson. You're the best!”
– Melissa
Treated by: Robert C. Olson, DPM
“Dr. Parikh helped me a lot to learn about my lower back pain and what to do. He is so professional and smart. He is an asset to Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center.”
– Barry B.
Treated by: Tejas N. Parikh, MD
“My husband had a stroke on 12/04/14. After returning home from the hospital on 12/08/14, I fell in the bathroom and broke bones in my right ankle. I returned to the hospital that night to be treated in the emergency room. I was then scheduled to see Dr. Thomason for surgery. Ten days later, the surgery was completed and the healing process began; from wheel chair to walker, to cane and then physical therapy to follow. Dr. Thomason was a great choice for all this, and I appreciate so much where I am today. I have resumed my normal life and I am so thankful for his help in this regard.”
– Grace W.
“Eleven years ago, I suffered a compound ankle fracture. Upon arriving at the hospital, I knew to request Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and God sent me Dr. Thomason.  He performed surgery. H put my foot back together with a plate and eight screws. After several months of healing and pushing myself, I was whole again. I have no pain, I walk and jog daily, I attend a weekly Zumba class, and I am a church organist playing those foot pedals with confidence. Dr. Thomason performed a miracle repairing my shattered bones. There is no doubt he is the best! Thank you, Dr. Thomason.”
– Diane C.
“I was in a lot of pain with my hip. Dr. Archibald did a hip replacement. Nine months later, he did a knee replacement. My knee was in pain and was very deformed from arthritis. Now, it is straight again and I have no more pain in my knee or hip. Thank you, Dr. Archibald. I will be seeing you again for the other side.”
– Brenda L.
Treated by: Ian D. Archibald, MD
“I had a fall breaking my humerus at the shoulder. No surgery was necessary, but it was very painful. Dr. Prato was honest in telling me it is a fracture you can never fully recover from, but between his treatment and Carolina Orthopaedic Physical Therapy group, I'm recovering nicely.”
– Dennis F.
“My story is not a sports injury, but rather a worn out knee. I had gone through the regular treatment procedures of hydrocortisone shots in the knee joint, which gave me temporary relief for a while - at first for a few months. Later, as the cushioning tissue in my knee gradually went away, those treatments didn't work as well. I tried the "rooster comb" shots, and they worked briefly, but by then, I was bone on bone. The very best part of my story is the anesthesia  - the femoral nerve block in my leg for the surgery. I was not in terrible pain afterwards because it lasted for about 22 hours, and I was on the front side of the pain and could manage it going forward. I did the exercises that the home health care nurse told me to do, I did the physical therapy when I went in and at home, and I went back to work in about five weeks. I'm pain free now. I would encourage anyone considering a knee replacement to have it done instead of suffering on and on.”
– Debbie Y.
Treated by: Erik C. Johnson, MD
“I came to Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine 6 years ago with an ankle injury. I ending up having surgery and received the best care. When I began having problems with OA two years ago, I knew where to go get the best care. I have two doctors that I see on a regular basis and I know that I am getting the most up-to-date care for my OA. I love everything about this place and recommend it to anyone needing an excellent doctor in the orthopaedic field.”
– Helen C.
“When I came to see Dr. Parikh, I was at the end of my rope. I had unsuccessfully been treated by multiple doctors for well over a year with no relief or even a diagnosis. One doctor stated, "you just have a bad back". I was only given pain medication and was told to take it easy. I was so frustrated that my mom suggested this practice and said Dr. Parikh had diagnosed and treated her condition successfully. I am happy to report that he found the problem and now, for the most part, I am pain free. I have resummed my active lifestyle and the things I love to do with my family and friends. I am forever grateful for him. He didn't just give me an endless supply of pain meds and muscle relaxers. He found the problem. I can't tell you how good it feels to have my life back.”
– Tasmin C.
Treated by: Tejas N. Parikh, MD
“My right knee had arthritis so bad I couldn't walk right. Dr. Archibald took an x-ray of the knee. We set up a surgery date for total knee replacement. A few hours after surgery, I could bend the knee with no arthritis pain at all. Now, it has been 4 weeks later and I am bending my knee at 125 degrees and walking with no pain. Thank the Lord and Dr. Archibald. I would recommend Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine to all my friends and family. Thank You.”
– Michael M.
Treated by: Ian D. Archibald, MD