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Patient Testimonials


Share Your Experience!

Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!

H.W. - Age 63

  • Hip Replacement

“Three months ago the simplest acts - walking, putting on my shoes, getting into a car - was difficult, sometimes agonizing. Arthritis had destroyed the cartilage in both hips to the point that pain medication no longer controlled my symptoms. Since then Dr. Jason Cochran has replaced both hips with two separate surgeries five weeks apart. I am happy to report that I'm recuperating rapidly and can already walk and drive pain free. It's like I've gotten my life back.

Dr. Cochran was professional and supportive. He took the time to explain my options and answered all my questions as well as those of my husband both before and after the surgeries. It is hard for someone without a medical background to judge the skill of one's surgeon. So I was impressed when my physical therapist told me that all of his clients who've had joints replaced by the surgeons at the Michigan Orthopedics Center do well. I feel lucky to be one of those patients.

My only regret is that I didn't have this surgery a year ago. ”

J.O. - Age 64

  • Hip Surgery

“Dr. Mesko, Thanks again for fixing my hips so I can horseback ride again with no pain!”

N.A.

  • Knee Replacement

“I saw Dr. Taunt, after my previous surgeon referred me to him for corrective surgery. Dr. Taunt did a great job, my knee is so very much better.

He had to replace the knee prosthesis that had been used in my knee with a different one. What a wonderful great difference.

That was back a few years ago and now my husband is hoping for the same kind of good help with both of his knees this year of 2012.

The office help was courteous and the wait to see the doctor was always a short wait.

Thank you to everyone.”

Linda - Age 62

  • Surgical Treatment

“Dr. Mesko, Thank you for the gift of mobility. I can dance again!”

J.G. - Age 65

  • Knee Replacement

“Dr. Taunt thanks to you I just returned from a fabulous cruise down the Rhine and a week in Switzerland climbing stairs and mountain tops. My titanium knees work great and I love being a "bionic" woman.

Thanks a Million!!”

J.D.

  • Hip Replacement

“I thank Dr. Taunt, Mr. Duffy, the great office group and the terrific team at Ingham Orthopedic Hospital for my new hips everyday. I am grateful for the mobility that I have now. Chronic pain, difficulty walking and working are resolved. It really was life changing: people tell me I look taller now because I stand up straight and my canes are packed away...thank you!”

Jessica - Age 30

  • Hip and Knee Replacement

“My name is Susan and I am not the patient. I am the mother of Jessica, patient of Dr. Taunt. I want to tell you her story...But it's not a story, it's real. In fact, sometimes, I have to pinch myself to believe what has happened with her lately.

Jessica was 4 1/2 years old when she was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ann Arbor Doctors told my husband, Mark and I, Jessica was the 2nd. worse case in the world. They gave up on her when her hips and knees became affected and told us she would be in a motorized wheel chair the rest her life.

Most of her life, up to this point, she has walked with an extreme limp, one leg shorter than the other. She threw one leg out to the side as she walked. Her feet and knees were swollen and painful and her hips hurt as well. Her back was curved in and her chest out. You can imagine, just looking at her told you something was really wrong. I prayed for over 25 years, that God would change things. Enter Dr. Taunt. He first tackled her very degenerated knees. And as he tells it, "it was one glitch after an other". Then he replaced her right hip. Another remarkable feat considering the very bad deterioration she had (Dr. Mesko had replaced the other one about 10 years before).

Today, I can't keep my eyes off my daughter! Her legs are straight and equal length! She doesn't have a curve in her back and her chest is not projected out! I love to see her walk!!!! The swelling in her ankles and knees have gone down. We actually can see the knees and ankles! She walks normal. Thank you God for sending us Dr. Taunt.! He is an amazing surgeon and the very special person God used to work a miracle!!!!! If you need surgery for joint replacement, believe me, I would trust my life to Dr. Taunt and his medical team.”

M.B.

  • Hip Replacement

“I had my surgery on 11/29/2010.

From the first moment I was referred to MOC and through the whole process and time at the hospital Dr Mesko and staff were the very best you could hope for.

I have had my new hip for 19 months and not any problems or that nagging pain that I had put up with for years.

Thank you for giving me my pain free life back. I feel 20 years younger.”

D.A.

  • Total Hip Replacement

“I am very happy with the outcome of my total hip replacement by Dr. Jason Cochran. I had the surgery on Feb 29,2012 and here is a picture of me finishing DALMAC six months later. It is a 5 day 330 mile bicycle trip from Lansing to Mackinaw bridge.

Thanks to Dr. Cochran for giving me back a pain free active life.”

T.G.

  • Knee Replacement

“I believe that had it not been for Dr. Jason Cochran's skill & knowledge I would have lost my leg to infection. At age 65 and after 6 surgeries and two replacement knees (by a different Dr.) I still had pain and swelling in my right knee. Dr. Cochran took less than a minute to examine my ex-ray and told me I had infection in the bone below my knee. He recommended immediate removal to try to save my leg. Subsequent to doing that and after a closely monitored 8 week antibiotic program he successfully installed a third knee and today I'm walking because of him. THANK YOU!!!!”

J.L.

  • Knee Replacement

“Dear Dr. Mesko:

You'll be my hero forever. You gave me my two brand new knees; the left one on 04/07/11 and the right one on 11/19/12. In both surgeries I was able to go home the day after the surgery. I cameback to work on full duties only two months after each surgery. No pain, no disconfort feeling like an athlete. This is so perfect. All my recognition and gratitude to you Dr. Mesko for your amazing skills and knowledge as a Surgeon. My recognition and gratitude as well to all the medical personnel in the hospital and all the staff in your office.

A very grateful patient.”

J.R.J.

  • Hip Surgery

“I came to Dr. Taunt by referral from the surgeon who did my original surgery some 11 months before. In the interim period I had developed multiple infections and had 9 additional surgeries involving removal of the first hip and replacement with spacers. I make the majority of my living traveling around the world covering wars and conflicts as a freelance journalist. As I spent the majority of last summer in a wheelchair I thought my active career was over. Dr. Taunt reviewed my case and after consulting my previous surgeons, created an immediate plan of treatment. From day one he projected competence and confidence in his abilitiy to help me. And he did... I am now approaching 3 months post surgery. I am back to full weight-lifting, including leg presses. I leave in 4 days for another assignment in the Congo. Dr. Taunt and his amazing staff provided complete care consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards... I could not be more impressed.”

L.G.

  • Knee Surgery

“Dr. Taunt Did a great job on my knee. Thank you Dr. taunt I will recomend you to anybody that has problems.”

D.H.

  • Total Hip Replacement

“I just want to thank Dr. Cochran for the Total Hip Replacement I received in December 2010. I found out in November of 2010 that my company was switching our insurance plan and after going online I found out Dr. Cochran wouldn't be in network when changes went into effect on January 1, 2011. I immediately called to see if I could get my surgery done before the end of the year. They were able to get me in on December 22. After the surgery everyone I talked to whether it be a nurse, a doctor, physical therapist, etc...had nothing but good things to say when I told them that it was Dr. Cochran that performed my surgery. When you get something like this done you want to be sure that it is done right. You can put your mind at ease if you are lucky enough to have Dr. Jason Cochran as your surgeon. I needed the other hip replaced as well and instead of finding someone new due to the insurance change, I have waited three years until my company finally offered different coverage so I can go back to someone I trust to get it done right. Thank you and your staff for your excellent work.”

M.B.

  • Surgical Treatment

“Thank You very much Pain Free everyday every minute. God Bless all of you.”