By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2013
Roberta Maxwell, satisfied knee replacement patient of Dr. LaButti.
Roberta Maxwell is one of many patients who came to Dr. Ronald LaButti after having a less than ideal experience with a different doctor.
“I had my hip replaced in 2008 with another doctor,” says Roberta. “That doctor said that the hip replacement would affect my knees, and it did – I developed severe pain in both knees. In 2011, I went and got steroid shots, but they didn’t help very much at all.”
In 2012, she went to see Dr. LaButti for another round of shots. “But Dr. LaButti took X-rays and told me that the shots wouldn’t help because my knees were bone-on-bone,” Roberta says.
She scheduled knee replacement surgery for her right knee, which she underwent on November 15, 2012. She went home on November 18 and began rehab with a continuous passive motion machine. “Two weeks later, I had already reached 110 degrees of movement,” Roberta says. “I went back to Dr. LaButti to get the stitches out and he told me that I could quit using the machine.”
Roberta had three weeks of home rehab. She says, “I walked a lot because I got muscle cramps. By four and a half weeks, I was able to walk without a walker or cane, and I had no pain – and I’ve had no pain in my knee since the surgery.” Roberta will have her left knee replaced by Dr. LaButti in May.
Roberta highly recommends Dr. LaButti. “He’s a very good surgeon, and I really appreciated how well he explained everything I asked him about. My mother also used Dr. LaButti several years ago, and she also had a good experience.”
Dr. LaButti is board certified in orthopedic surgery, as well as fellowship trained in lower extremity and joint reconstruction. His expertise is broadly based on advanced training he has received from some of the country’s premier medical programs.
Throughout his career, Dr. LaButti has worked hard to stay on the cutting edge of his specialty through rigorous continuing education and research. But it is Dr. LaButti’s compassion and genuine concern for each and every one of his patients is what truly sets him apart.
Conveniently located in the heart of Tulsa, Dr. LaButti treats patients in communities throughout Oklahoma including Bartlesville, Bixby, Bristow, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Claremore, Collinsville, Durant, Enid, Fort Gibson, Glenpool, Grand Lake, Grove, Inola, Jenks, Kiefer, Lake Eufaula, McAlester, Muskogee, New Tulsa, Okmulgee, Osage, Owasso, Pryor, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Stone Bluff, Turley and Vinita.
“I would recommend Dr. LaButti to anyone,” said Roberta. For more information on Dr. LaButti or knee or hip replacement surgery, or to read more patient testimonials, visit www.hipandkneedoc.com.