People need to know about Dr.Turok, as he truly does miracles.
I need to start by describing myself and my injury. I am female in my early 50 th, I am physician at work, mother at home, active athlete for life. I ski double blacks in places like JH and Big Sky, bicycle intensely, play tennis well.
Exercising is not just who I am, it is my psychotherapy.
My life changed dramatically on February 19 when I injured my knee, with a complete rupture of the ACL and partial meniscus rupture. My days after would be described by pain ranging from severe to moderate, inability to sleep for longer than 10 min, inability to walk normally. To make things worse I have to stay on my feet at work( remember I am MD by trade), at home( thank you children, dogs and a cat). You feel as if your identity is taken from you as you can not present without limping, your personality changed with constant pain and sleep deprivation.
I went and get an opinion of two independent and well known orthopaedic surgeons. The verdict was surgery as the only possibility to recover. I decided to postpone it since I can not afford 3 to 6 weeks on crutches due to my lifestyle. I started to explore other possibilities to make some recovery possible. I found the option of PRP/ stem cell therapy and Dr Turok came highly recommended in the field.
Now I am finally coming to a reason for the review.
Day one, consultation was through and informative. Dr Turok appeared highly knowledgeable and professional. The treatment with injections into the knee was fast and painless. I left office with NO pain still apprehensive and in disbelief.
Day two: I woke up after full night sleep with no interruptions and without pain(remember my constant awakenings due to pain).
And it continued in the same positive trajectory: limping, pain, feeling of instability ware gone. I started to participate in PT more actively strengthening muscles responsible for knee stability.
Six weeks passed since my treatment and it got even better. I am proud of my 3 miles fast walks with my dogs. I am bicycling up to 9 miles with my baseline cadence. Squats, lounges are done easily with 20 p weights. I am able to wear Feminine shoes instead of ugly sneakers at work. And I am not limping EVER.
The most important factor is ABSENCE OF PAIN!
Why did I decide to share my experience?
Because we as a patients need to know all possible options of treatment to make AN INFORMED DECISION. I was not presented with an option of PRP Tx by any of the “star doctors” I went to. My PT never mentioned it. I had to research it myself.
All I can tell, thank you Dr Turok for having guts and practice medicine the way you do: honestly and effectively and not traditionally. I am not religious yet I do pray for your health and happiness DAILY. Please continue helping people the way you do simply because it truly changes lives for better.
PS, office is clean and beautiful. All of the supporting staff are extremely attentive, kind and professional.
Bravo Dr. Turok!