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Patient Testimonials

As a result of the compassionate care we deliver, we develop lasting relationships with our patients. Many times we hear from our patients about how the doctors and staff at Lone Star Orthopaedics have helped them. For those of you we hear from, we thank you for passing along your kind words. Here are some of our favorites.


I will be having a major surgery shortly. I have had several appointments with Dr. Ratusznik and I am very impressed with his bedside manner. He has explained everything in detail on what to expect. I will post more after the surgery, but you don't find many doctors with his kindness and skill.

– James Arnold (8/5/2015)


I sustained a fractured femur on new years eve. Went to Hughley ER. I was seen by Dr. Thomas there and had surgery the next day. Working in healthcare for 48 years I knew a little about the surgery, but when you are on the other side you are at their mercy. Have to say Dr. Thomas was the kindest, most skilled surgeon I have ever met in the field of orthopaedics. My family just loved him. Had very little pain after the procedure and none in rehab. Already up and walking with a cane. Dr. Thomas has such a gentle bedside manner – takes all the time in the world to answer your questions and is very reassuring.

– Patsy Goodman (3/3/2014)


It is unbelievable to think that I am pain-free after all those years. By the time I was 22, my left hip was filled with arthritis. Sports were out of the question, even simple things like jogging and golfing. In the meantime, I put up with the pain and led a boring lifestyle. Eventually my right hip, which I favored because my left hip was so bad, began hurting too. I finally made an appointment with a Stryker orthopaedic specialist. It's been 15 months since my two total hip replacements, and my life has improved tremendously. I no longer take painkillers. I'm able to do more things. I play golf. I walk more. I recently started horseback riding. And the best thing is, I'm pain-free. 

– Carl Savino (4/5/2011)


Life Rebuilt – New Knees, New Hips, and a New Outlook: Fifty-seven-year-old dentist Ray Tomb is a new man – from the hips down that is. Since he had both knees and hips replaced six years ago, friends, colleagues, and patients can't believe how well he gets around.

– Ray Tomb (4/19/2011)

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