My 80-year old aunt had knee replacement surgery in South Dakota and it was a failure. After a second surgery by the same surgeon that also failed, she was immobilized by fear - afraid to undergo another procedure and go anywhere for fear of falling. Her physical conditioning was worsening by the day, and her quality of life was quickly spiraling downward as she was holed up in her apartment. My husband previously had his knee replaced at TRIA so I was able to convince my aunt to come with us to seek a second opinion from Dr. Thomas. He was terrific - he understood her issues and her fears and addressed all of them - and after the meeting my aunt agreed to a revision surgery. Knowing that she'd traveled 250 miles for the appointment, Dr. Thomas went the extra mile to operate on her when he wasn't feeling his best. The operation went well and her recovery has exceeded every expectation. My aunt is once again active and doing all the things she could before her first surgery. Thank you for restoring her life to her! - Denise B.
Dr. Mark Thomas has performed three arthroscopic surgeries on my knees, and is currently treating me for additional knee issues, and some shoulder issues. He has a wonderful manner about him. He listens to what you have to say and as a 71 year old man I highly appreciate his attentiveness. - Victor D.
My husband and I brought my aunt into TRIA today to see Dr. Mark Thomas about revision of a prior knee replacement. He was great! He took all the time needed to discuss options, answer questions, and put my aunt's mind to rest about the problem. His explanations were clear and to the point. Thank you so much for your help! - Denise B.
I am so happy with my knee replacement. Thank you TRIA & Dr. Thomas!!
I want to thank you so much for what you have done for me. I have had four knee replacements. The first two did not take so I had to have them done again. I found TRIA and made an appointment with Dr. Mark Thomas, he is outstanding. We discussed the situation, all the tests, and procedures that were done. Dr. Thomas called me twice at home at night to give me results of tests. I am so impressed because how many doctors call you at home and night. When I had the knee replacement I knew the first time I stood on it that is was successful. The feeling inside of me made me cry cause I had lost eight years of my life because two doctors did not care about doing what they were suppose to do. I have been telling everyone about TRIA and just because they are located where they are I would recommend they come here. I have never seen a medical facility so well organized from calling and getting me to the right area at the clinic. Everyone made me feel like they care. I never had a problem of getting my pain medication which was important because I lived in Bemidji. They called my pharmacy with the prescription so I would not run out until I received my prescription in the mail. It has been five weeks and I went back to work healing the fastest I have ever had. I feel like a new person who is so relaxed and can do my job better then ever. I have my life back and think about all the things I have not been able to do and now I can. Dr. Mark Thomas thank you from my heart and sometimes words cannot express what I feel trying to write this so everyone thank you for everything I love all of you in a special way. - Glen C. Bemidji, MN
My deep appreciation to TRIA and the entire team that worked in unison to alleviate my torn meniscus and to end the problems associated with the damage to my knee. From the moment I arrived to the time I was wheeled out I felt like a patient that was cared for and an individual, not a number. Now, after five days of recovery, I'm pain free and on the mend. Special appreciation to Dr. Thomas and the entire team of caregivers that looked after me throughout the procedure. Thank you all for true care and thoughtful assistance...complete with true focus on me and my recovery. I will never forget the experience.
-Steve H., Eden Prairie, MN
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