Ratings for Dr. William Oxner
At 57 years of age and in good physical condition I had a cycling accident, 7 years ago. Dr. Oxner told me he could repair my broken hip with a plate, screws, and a bolt that was inserted into the ball of my repaired hip. He also told me there was a 40% chance that the ball would die as a result of this surgery. I did not fully understand the full potential of this operation and went ahead with it. Five months later vascular narcosis set in and the ball of my hip died. I then needed a full hip replacement. When I went to a different surgeon for this operation (Excellent Surgeon, Dr. Ross Leighton) there were more complications. As the plate was removed from my hip during this operation a hidden sack of infection behind it broke, I went septic, and was told afterwards I almost died on the operating table. Point being, Dr. Oxner did not discuss any options with me regarding the repair of my hip...40% chance of bone death is pretty high. He infected me in the OR during my 1st operation and if it had broken open anywhere other than in the OR during the 2nd operation I would not be here today. A very high powered antibiotic was administered to me twice per day for 6 weeks and I was told by my surgeon that "all kinds of weird things would happen to me afterwards" as this can mess with your immune system. Since then I have had many allergic reactions that I have never experienced before, I was diagnosed with palindromic rheumatism, which went away after two years only to come back as rheumatoid arthritis. Next point is, this has changed my life drastically and all because some irresponsible 'Dr' dropped my implant on the floor or practiced very poor glove technique. Not cool Oxner...you are very lucky I didn't launch a malpractice suit against you!
Dr Oxner and his team are some of the best in the world. After a L4 L5 herniation that left me unable to walk he rushed me into surgery after confirming with an MRI. He always was personable and informed me of exactly was was happening. After reading these reviews I felt the need to comment as it seems that people have seemed to forget that he is also an emergency surgeon that needs to monitor his pager. You may feel put off by brisk questions and a follow up appointment but trust me when I say that he has your health and others on the forefront of his mind. He is busy and so if you can walk in while another has to be wheeled in who gets priority? I'm going to go with the one with the more pressing injury. Don't let these reviews fool you, he's a miracle worker and a great man. I would recommend him to anyone that asked!
I had a consult with Dr. Oxner yesterday on referral from emerg after blowing out my knee two weeks ago. He was very friendly and straight to the point. He was able to diagnose the problem within seconds and had a plan set up for me and had me out the door shortly after. Highly recommend Dr. Oxner to anyone needing orthopaedic care.
This Dr always treated me like I was a nobody and basically said the pain I was in was in my head. Also, broke the screws off during the attempted extraction process which another doctor told me was due to them being over torqued during the initial surgery. My leg will never be the same which puts me in pain on a daily basis. Luckily I am able to deal with the pain without medication but it does affect my ability to work long hours which is not great in my line of work.
When I visited Dr. Oxner I could not walk without great pain in my back and and it radiated down my. Leg. Going from a very active lifestyle to one without any activity was difficult. After the operation I could stand up and walk without any pain. After 6 months I was able to resume my active lifestyle, playing gold and walking and jogging.
Dr Oxner consulted with me, explained my options for back surgery, fuse 2 discs & perform a laminoplasty. During the examination he was very straight forward, had a sense of humour, we had a few chuckles. He performed the the laminoplasty . He met me the morning of the operation discussed, performed the surgery, released me as a day patient. We stayed athe Atlantica Hotel that nite, he called to check on my progress around 9:00pm. We then drove back to Sydney the next morning The numbness in my legs & back pain have been relieved. I now enjoy my hiking & trail walking & have resumed all daily functions. This operation took place 8 weeks ago. Thanks again to Dr Oxner & his staff, I think they're "Great".
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