I had pain in both knees, over the years, that was getting more severe and I was tired of the pain.  X-rays showed that both knees were "bone on bone", so I decided to have both knees replaced at the same time.  I was in good health, not on any prescription medicine, nor overweight.  A friend recommended Dr. Robert Richards, JR.  I made an appointment with him and he agreed that I was in good health to have both knees replaced at the same time.  I had surgery on January 19, 2016 and the surgery took 3 and 1/2 hours.  I started physical therapy right after the surgery and was discharged two days later from the hospital.  The incisions looked good with no bleeding or infection.  I was able to start a rigorous program or physical therapy and rehabilitation after surgery.  It was hard work that needed to be done to meet my goal of walking with no pain.  Dr. Richards, JR., and his Physician Assistant, Shannon Alloway were surprised at how well I could bend my knees back, ten days after surgery.  I continued physical therapy for two months with much success.  My goal was to walk with no pain and I accomplished  that goal. I would highly recommend Dr. Robert Richards, JR. and his staff for their professionalism and for doing a great job in helping me to walk with no pain.

Total Knee Replacements


After several years of considerable pain, I was able to have both knees replaced by Dr. Robert Richards, Jr., in 2015.  Everyone I encountered at ROC, from the receptionists, x-ray and med techs, surgeon and physical therapists, were so friendly and helpful!  In their humility, they told me that I had done the hard part...I am not so vain as to think that I could ever be in this position without them.  I will be eternally grateful to each member of the staff and I am proud to say that I am totally free from pain and take no medicine to help with discomfort.  What a gift they have given me!!  From the bottom of my heart and with everything inside me, I offer my very sincere thanks and gratitude!

Total Knee Replacement

After my surgery for TKR by Dr. Robert Richards, Jr., I had my physical therapy at his office across the hall which was very convenient.  I worked with three knowledgeable therapists, mostly with Courtney DeShong, who was very pleasant and a good therapist.  She was extremely helpful and paid no attention to my PT remarks about pain and torture, and taught me to walk with a walker, a cane and all my myself!  Thank you to all of you at ROC.

Total Knee Replacement

My total knee replacement by Dr. Robert Richards, Jr, was not what I thought it would be!  From the beginning to the end of my therapy, it was NOT a horrible experience.  My recovery has been a very smooth process.  My appointments for follow up went very well.  Everyone was polite and caring, especially my physical therapist. Thanks so much to your entire personal and caring employees!  I would refer Richards Orthopaedic Center to everyone.  God bless you all and keep up the good work.

Total Knee Replacement