Patient Testimonials

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!

Joe S. Utica NY

  • Right and left hip replacement
I can’t say enough great things about Dr Wickline. 11 yrs ago he did my right total hip replacement. March 18 2020 he did my left hip both were a complete success but the left was done with the new swift path method..... what a difference and I never took a pain pill !! I work as a landscaper and 2 weeks after surgery I was out working 4 hours a day. But my favorite story to tell about the Doc is after my 1st surgery I went for my 2 week checkup and Dr Wickline Could not be there, I met with his assistant. That night I received a call from Dr apologizing for missing my appointment because he had an emergency surgery and assured me he checked my xrays and all was well and he would be at my next follow up appointment. Like I said Great Dr and an even better man !! Thanks Doc.

JoAnn P.

  • Total Knee Replacement
Best decision I ever made was to have knee replacement surgery by Dr. Wickline. I lived with bone on bone pain in my right knee for years. I tried Cortisone shots and gel shots into the joint and nothing worked to relieve my pain. At 87 years young I felt it would be a waste of time to get a knee replacement, but I was so wrong. Dr. Wickline's swift path method to recovery is spot on. I followed the plan for exercising and icing and elevation as it was laid out. Yes there were some tough day's, but seeing it explained in my patient guide helped out. Wish I had made the decision to have the surgery years earlier. Thank you Dr. Wickline for a good experience and better results then I would of ever expected.


  • Left knee replacement
6 weeks today I had left total knee replacement and I couldn't be happier. Dr.Wickline being one of the best around of course I wanted to go there...what a great team he has,yes I came home same day of surgery,yes I walked same day,no I didn't go to therapy, no I didn't take narcotics and no I wasn't in pain!! I followed his book!!!Done my excersizes ,elevated and iced my leg 3 weeks I was walking on my own(no cane ) .Totally Amazing!!

Donna D.

  • total knee replacement BOTH knees
Dr Wickline did total knee replacement on my left knee March 2019 and right knee October 2019..I, unfortunately needed to go to Rehab because of, I believe, my other my medical issues. Regardless, I still was only in rehab for 10 days total ! Dr Wickline followed me and my progress while in hospital and at home. I followed his Swiftplan while in rehab and while home. That was instrumental in my speedy recovery! I am no longer severely knock-kneed , have great range of motion and am PAIN FREE!! I highly recommend Dr Wickline.

Lisa Esposito

  • Femur fracture
I was in a serious head on collision on January 4th 2020. I fractured my femur as well as a host of other injuries. I was 5 hours away from home and unfamiliar with any of the doctors and hospitals upstate. I was very luck to have Dr. Wickline as my surgeon. He was amazing and really put me at ease.. thank you!

Gertrude Corelli

  • Both knees replaced last year
Can I just say I love this man! My quality of life at almost 71 is so much better after having 1st knee replacement Jan. 30, 2019, and second done October 14, 2019. His method for recuperation is superb! I really feel great! Thank you so much Doc❤️ Gertrude (Cricket) Corelli

Sam G. in Pennsylvania

  • Therapy Free Total Knee
I live in Pennsylvania and was visiting my friend in upstate NY last summer. He saw me limp out of my car and told me all about Dr. Wickline and the SwiftPath method of knee replacement. In PA I was given a knee brace, pain pills and shots which did nothing for the pain. My friend gave me the phone number for Genesee Orthopedics. I phoned for an appointment. There I met the SwiftPath staff and Dr. Wickline, and set an appointment for knee replacement surgery. My wife and I drove the 4 hours the day before surgery to a hotel close to the hospital. Next day Dr. Wickline and his crew replaced my worn-out knee. I was up walking that afternoon and returned to the hotel for the night. Next morning Dr. Wickline visited me early in the morning before my wife drove me home. A week later I was driving. Fantastic experience. I am so happy I found Dr. Wickline and the staff at Genesee Orthopedic. I love my new knee!

Barbara M.

  • Therapy Free Total Knee
Therapy is so inconvenient. Home much easier.

Kathleen N.

  • Therapy Free Total Knee
I had 4 or 5 friends who had surgery around the same time using the other method (traditional therapy multiple times for 6 weeks). I recovered quicker than all of them.

MaryAnn G.

  • Therapy Free Total Knee
It’s been a wonderful experience.

Richard K.

  • Therapy Free Total Knee
I did it (therapy free total knee) to the letter—what the doctor said—and I am very happy.

Constance G.

  • Therapy Free Total Knee
I firmly believe PT at home is much better.

Nancy J.

  • Therapy Free Total Knee
I’m doing great and no pain.

Leila R.

  • Therapy Free Total Knee
I’m on my third knee (replacement) and I healed so much quicker by doing therapy at home. Within a week and a half I was back to myself and WITHOUT narcotics.

Pamela W.

  • Therapy Free Total Knee
Happy to no have to go to physical therapy—didn’t have to get someone to drive me to PT
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