Orthopedic Surgeon near Seattle, WA
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5 Stars

Dr. Fuchs did a Total Left Knee Replacement, on me last, May 2014. Inspite of my post- surgery complaints, Dr. Fuchs told me that everything was normal for a knee replacement surgery. I had MRI, with “ the prosthesis are in place; he sent me to Vascular surgeon with (-) findings; Ultrasound on my left knee/leg with (-) result. I suffered for 2 yrs. post surgery, only to find out that the surgery failed per a second opinion Orthopedic Surgeon, Evergreenhealth Orthopedics , who told me to go back to Dr. Fuchs for a Revision. If you were in my place would you go back to Dr. Fuchs? But I did talk to him to do a Revision, since the second opinion Orthopedic Surgeon told me to go back to Dr. Fuchs. And I cannot believed when he told me that if he will do the Revision, “ do you think the signs and symptoms will go away?”... And I even told him that we cannot predict the future. When I submitted myself for surgery ,do we know that you will fail the replacement/surgery ?? Revision was done at Virginia Mason Medical Center only last December, 2018 , 4 yrs. from the failed knee replacement surgery surgery ,2014.. since no orthopedic surgeon will do the Revision specially Orthopedic Surgeons that are with the ProOrtho/ Proliance Orthopedics Surgeons. I was seeking consultations/ Revision here in Seattle, Everett, but all of the Orthopedic Surgeons thru their Patient Coordinators will call me / that the appointment was cancelled,” Dr. So and so doesn’t want to see you but go back to Dr. Fuchs.” I went out of state, to the Oregon Institute of Orthopedics, who I really met, Dr. Thomas Huff who told me that the poly insert of my prosthesis is the problem and that I have to go back to Dr. Fuchs for a Revision, adding, “ I won’t do it .” A friend of mine advised me to not to give up. So I finally found this Orthopedic Surgeon at Virginia Mason, who did the Revision,12/10/2018, for 45 minutes, Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux. The poly insert was changed from a size 10 to a size 14 !! Really??? For just under an hour, my whole life changed.. but wait what about the whole 4 yrs. I suffered because of that “ not the right size poly insert of my prosthesis??? The wrong poly insert ( size 10 ), was the one who caused all my sufferings for 4 yrs., and I forgot to mention that I went on disability from 2016-2018, I cannot work, I was killing myself for all the pains, instability, spasms, swelling on prolonged standing and walking, and all of these signs and symptoms that I have since 2014, I chose to stop working, went on disability and retire towards the end of 2018, just 2 mos. before the Revision. The failed knee replacement that Dr. Fuchs did on me turned my life upside down, in every way, and most specially FINANCIALLY.. I’m still paying all the medical bills from that failed knee replacement because I was on disability then retired, in which the income that I received from my disability then to my retirement was not enough to pay for my medical bills, etc.. And Dr. Fuchs probably knew that the surgery failed “ I put in a size 10, because if I will put in a size 12, you cannot bend your knee.” I did remember him telling me this.” Wobbles when I walk, swelling on my left knee/leg ,on prolonged standing, spasms, pain ( # 9pain level),everytime, sleep always interrupted, cannot lift 5lbs.+, or I will not be able to sleep for the night , space out my time when doing house chores, and sitting.. What a life, really, and what a story to tell !! But my left knee is pretty much, much better than before the Revision. Yes, pain is there but not a 9 or 10, but 2-3, and sleep is also much better now.. Thank you..
5 Stars

Saw Dr. Fuchs for a 2nd opinion before getting a hip replacement. I really appreciated him taking the time and going through my array of x-rays and MRI's as well as doing a thorough exam to help me decide to go ahead with the surgery. The appointment was not rushed and he took the time to listen to all the questions that I had. The appointment was also right on the scheduled time, and he offered for me to call if I had any additional questions. I've been seeing a bunch of doctors as of late, and this was one of the best experiences I had. Will definitely see him again for future issues.

5 Stars

I am a 65-year-old active athlete that suffered a full thickness tear in the rotator cuff two months ago. Fortunately, I was referred to Dr. Fuchs for evaluation and I chose to have surgery. Confident that I made the right decision and the procedure was handled by one of the best Orthopedic surgeons in our area. His follow up care and guidance has been excellent as well. Dr. Fuchs is friendly, clear and straightforward in his explanations and the staff at Pro-ortho is outstanding.
5 Stars

It's been over 13 years since Dr.Fuchs rebuilt my ankle after a horseback riding accident, and it's still going strong! I ended up going back to him years later to fix a torn meniscus in my other knee as well. He is a warm person, who gave me straightforward answers and realistic expectations about my recovery (which I really appreciated). My ankle has an amazing range of motion, which is impressive, given the damage there was to bone and soft tissue- thank you, Dr.Fuchs, for putting me back together! I was able to return to my equestrian sports, and have traveled all over the world on these rebuilt/repaired legs 🙂

5 Stars

Dr Fuchs did a full knee replacement on my left knee. I was able to go home the day of surgery which was awesome. I also didn't really need any of the pain pills they gave me and was able to get by with aspirin, ibuprofin, and ice. I was driving in a couple weeks, and walking without crutches in about four weeks. I never needed the walker. I hit full range of motion in three months and was doing long walks at 4 months and hiking and mountain biking at about the 5 month mark. Both Dr Fuchs and Emily were great during the whole process quickly answering questions via phone and email. I am very happy with my new knee, more active, and have even lost weight as a result. This team and the way they approach the surgery is HIGHLY recommended.

5 Stars

Dr. Fuchs fixed both of my knees! Got me back to playing soccer and doing the things I love.

5 Stars

I had both knees done with Dr. Fuchs and breezed through both recovery's. The SwiftPath method was a tremendous help in what to expect throughout the recovery process. He was thorough and did not push have surgery. I had been bone on bone for years and Dr. Fuchs stated "I am not going to tell you that you need surgery, you will tell me when you are ready to have surgery". We would highly recommend Dr. Fuchs, he is knowledgeable, extremely experienced and personable.
5 Stars

Fixed my knee and did a great job. Excellent service, positive attitude, and a nice guy too!

5 Stars

Dr. Fuchs impressed me from the start in making sure my knee was physically ready for the ACL replacement using my choice of patella graft, as well as a meniscus tear clean up. I did weeks of strengthening my knee and surrounding muscles prior to my surgery.
I am just 2 weeks out from what seems to be a successful surgery!
I have worked in healthcare for over 20 years and bedside manner and how a Dr. talks AND listens is important. I have been pleased with Dr. Fuch's approach in not talking "down" to me as other surgeons had before I chose him.

5 Stars

Dr. Fuchs was a great doctor!

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