AL, treated for persistent patellar instability after prior surgery
HM, 18 months after double osteochondral allograft transplantation
"Dear Dr. Gomoll,
Thank you so much for repairing my knee. I am more than thrilled to be back out running, and hiking pain free.
Here's a picture of me from this summer on top of Mt. Katahdin, up in Maine."
LC, 2 years after osteochondral allograft transplantation
"Thanks Dr. Gomoll. The knee is doing great—I’m running, jumping, and doing 1-leg squats as well as I did when I was 30. No pain during, just some soreness after."
GT, 3 years after HTO
"Hello Dr. Gomoll, I was a patient of yours at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2013/2014, receiving a cartilage transplant and high tibial osteotomy in January 2014. I want to tell you that the surgery changed my life, I've had full range of motion in my knee, I'm very active (I've lost 75lbs in the past year) and have very little to no discomfort doing any activities."
JD, 2 years after fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation and HTO
"For the first time in ten years I don't have pain in my knee."
AD, 2 months after distal femoral osteotomy and lateral meniscal allograft transplantation
"As always your kindness and patience astounds me. It's a good thing you are so calm and grounded so you can keep me from totally freaking out."
DN, 4 months after ACI and tibial tubercle osteotomy
"Last May, you repaired a torn ACL in my right knee using an allograft procedure. I just wanted to report that I have now been able to start playing basketball again, which was one of the primary reasons for having the surgery. I still have some very slight, occasional discomfort in the knee, but absolutely no instability, even on awkward landings during basketball. So thank you and the entire team at Brigham and Women's and the Faulkner."
DS, 8 months after ACL reconstruction
"You performed a meniscus transplant and knee realignment. I'm just emailing you to update you and inform you that since my surgeries I am doing fantastic. My knee is fully functioning with a range of motion around 130-140 degrees. I am competitively running now. I ran cross country and indoor track for my high school. I plan on running outdoor track this spring as well. Thanks to you I am finally getting back to how I used to be before I hurt my knee."
KN, 18 months after meniscus transplantation and distal femoral osteotomy"
"I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for me. I am sure I have said it to you in person, but I just wanted you to know that I thank God that I found a doctor that could help me with my knee. It is hard to find a good doctor in these days and times. I just want you to know by one of your patients that you are truly appreciated for what you do and the care that you give."
DB, 6 months after ACI and tibial tubercle osteotomy
"Happy new year to you! Thank you for the best Christmas present I have ever received! No Pain!!!!!"
SL, 2 months after ACI
"I want to thank you again for the time you spent with me. I really felt as though you have a heart and never felt that you were trying to sell me a surgery. Best regards, J."
JM, non-operative treatment for knee arthritis
"The upside of my bad knee is that I had the opportunity to meet you, your expertise is unparalleled and your patient care is above anything that "thank you" would cover. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all you have done."
KP, 2 months after osteochondral allograft transplantation
"Working with you all has really been an eye opener for how healthcare should work."
MS, pre-op for ACI
3 Lift tickets at Okemo Mountain$177
2 hot chocolates and an ice cold beer at the Summit Lodge$12.85
5 hours on the slopes with my two favorite boys and my new, virtually pain free knee..............PRICELESS!!!!!
Mission accomplished! Skied 5 hours (including many, many breaks) on Monday. Stayed home Tuesday, just to make sure there wasn't any pain or swelling the day after, and guess what......none! Going back for more tomorrow!
Can't thank you enough!"
DN, 12 months after ACI and tibial tubercle osteotomy
Patient JC crossing the finish line of the 2015 Boston Marathon 18m after high tibial osteotomy surgery with Dr. Gomoll.