I first met Dr. David Feldman in March 2013. Meeting him was a real answer to prayer. My family and me had seen so many doctors since September 2006. We never gave up hope that one day we would meet the right doctor. We had met with a doctor on March 13, 2013 and he said he couldn’t help me, but he knew someone who could. He gave me Dr. Feldman’s name. I immediately called him and got an appointment the next day. My Mom and I were overwhelmed with joy. We went on to another doctor appointment in New Jersey to a doctor who had helped me a lot. He told me to find someone who could pinpoint the pain. Our next appointment with Dr. Feldman was that someone. Dr. Feldman listened a lot and he and his wonderful nurse, Ella, made me feel so special. He took the time to locate the source of my pain for the last 7+ years. He told us what surgery he wanted to do to help me get out of my bent knee position and said it would take time to take care of the other problems. In May of 2013 I had my first surgery with Dr. Feldman. He straightened out my knee and loosened up my right hip muscles. It was very good but my right knee was stil hurting me all day and night every day…I kept up my contact with Dr. Feldman every week, sometimes, and most times, every day, telling him how much I was hurting and needed his help. He finally agreed to see me again in December of 2013. He could tell I was for real in my pain and he had compassion for me. He afreed to help me. He had promised me back in May 2013 that he would stick by me to find a solution to my pain. No other doctor had ever said that to me.
I had seen so many doctors since my pain began in September of 2006 through March 2013. God brought me to Dr. Feldman hands down. He helped me get out of pain with my knee after 7 long years of suffering. When Dr. Feldman went in my knee I was bone on bone and he fixed my knee so that it would not be like that anymore. When he went in my knee he said it was “remarkable”. I didn’t know what that meant but I found it meant it was really bad. He took all the osteoarthritis out of my knee and my knee feels so much better now. One week after surgery, I was walking in rehab, after a few days I was walking over 800 feet with my walker every day for the 23 days that I was there. Dr. Feldman really changed my life forever because I came to him in a lot of pain. I feel like a whole new person and I hope to help someone else with my story. The first surgery he did was in May 2013. He straightened my knee in this surgery. I was still in severe pain everyday. When he did the second knee surgery in January 2014, that really helped me because I was in pain for 7 years and I am not in pain any more. I am doing much better in my therapy. I am walking so much with my walker…and I am using my walker in my house and outside my house I can walk several houses up and back not the wheelchair. I am looking forward to using the walker more and the wheelchair less, but that will take time. I didn’t walk for seven years and four months. My goal is to go around the block and even more than that, I want to be able to walk about two staircases, each 40 steps by the end of the year.
Over the past seven years and 4 months, I went, as I said to many doctors, but Dr. David Feldman was the ONLY one that really listened to me, respected me, believed me and had compassion for me and committed to finding a solution for my pain.
I felt and feel special and important to Dr. Feldman. He is truly a GREAT DOCTOR AND I LOVE HIM.
God Bless You and Keep You,
– Christopher (and my Mom, Victoria)
*Minor edits were made to the testimonial for privacy reasons.
David S. Feldman, MD is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and a professor of orthopedic surgery & pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center / NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, specializing in the care of children with complex scoliosis, arthrogryposis, hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and lower limb deformities.
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