Patient Reviews

At Orthopaedic Associates, we take pride in helping our patients overcome an injury, relieve their pain, and return to an active, healthy lifestyle. Here, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences under our care and their recovery. Read what our patients are saying about their experiences at Orthopaedic Associates.
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“"We are snowbirds from Canada and are thrilled to enjoy the wonderful Destin Area during the winter months. A few years ago, my husband broke his ankle and was treated by Dr. Tenholder. My husband had surgery on his ankle and due to the skill and expertise of Dr. Tenholder, has never had a problem with his ankle. Recently, (this year) I sprained my knee while in Destin, and the hospital advised me to follow up with an orthopaedic surgeon.  Naturally, we chose Dr. Tenholder and again were very pleased with the results. He has a very pleasant demeanor, a good sense of humor, makes you feel at ease, and makes time to talk with you. All in all, our experience at your clinic was a very positive experience. Thank you." -- Betty N.” – Betty

Treated by: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

“"I have been Dr. Mark Tenholder's patient for many years. He has operated on my left shoulder, removing a bone spur and repairing a torn rotator cuff with very good results. He also performed 3 knee surgeries on my left knee with the final one being a total knee replacement. He has monitored and treated my right knee through the years. My husband and I consider him the very best orthopaedic surgeon on the planet! I've seen Dr. Watt only twice but he has helped my arthritic hands and joints very much. I think he will eventually operate on them for me as well. I wouldn't have anyone else!" -- Buni O.” – Hilma

Treated by: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

“"Treated by Dr. Watt for "Trigger Finger.”  Condition has totally cleared. Hopefully, I'll never have to be treated for this again. You're office staff did a great job maintaining the doctor's schedules. I'm always very punctual with my appointments, but I'm shocked when a physician's practice is equally committed.  Thanks for your help." -- Kenny Markel” – Kenny

Treated by: James F. Watt, D.O.

“"This whole experience has been very eye opening. Although I played multiple sports the majority of my life and have always been extremely active (especially outdoors), before this injury, I had never broken a bone. Every person I met who was involved in my process of recovery was exceptionally well-mannered, well trained, and comforting to be around, especially Dr. Watt. He made me feel as though everything would be okay no matter what steps we had to take. In my case, those steps meant surgery and possibly physical therapy. After following "doctor's orders" as best I could, my injury healed well enough that I didn't need additional physical therapy. The gentle reminder from Dr. Watt that I am not invincible was much needed and appreciated. :)  It's been a little over 3 months since my surgery with Dr. Watt and my wrist feels great! I would highly recommend Orthopaedic Associates to anyone and everyone. Thank You Dr. Watt! You Rock!! :)" -- Heather D.” – Heather

Treated by: James F. Watt, D.O.

“"Dr. Tenholder repaired a complete AC tear on my left shoulder. It was very professional, informative, and the staff was great as well. I am healing up wonderfully and would highly recommend him to anyone." -- Cindy F.” – Cindy

Treated by: Mark J. Tenholder, M.D.

“"Last November, while decorating my Christmas tree at our home in Ohio, I slipped off the couch arm I was foolishly perched on and suffered a severe spiral fracture of my left upper arm. Even worse, I incurred damage to my radial nerve, resulting in no function in my left hand or fingers. I spent three days in the hospital after having my fracture set and traveled to the Emerald Coast in mid-January for our annual four-month stay here. My orthopedic surgeon in Ohio was against my going to physical therapy, insisting that I'd be fine in time.  Not only was I not getting better, by the time we arrived here, I was much worse! My hand and arm were grotesquely swollen and my elbow, shoulder, wrist, and fingers were stiffening up so bad, they could barely be moved. I knew I needed better care and on a local friend's recommendation, made an appointment with Dr. James Watt a few days after our arrival. He immediately took charge of my care and together with Orthopaedic Associate rehabilitation therapist, Matt Leary, has made a dramatic improvement in my recovery. Dr. Watt laid out a clear course of treatment and ordered nerve tests to determine precisely what was wrong with my radial nerve. Dr. Watt has been attentive and extremely professional and reassuring. Matt Leary has been absolutely wonderful with my physical therapy! I highly recommend them both!" -- Michele S.” – Michele

Treated by: James F. Watt, D.O.

“"Unfortunately, I have required the services of an orthopaedic specialist multiple times in the past 5 years due to injuries sustained during the course of my duties as a Deputy Sheriff. FORTUNATELY, the doctors and staff at Orthopaedic Associates have been there for me every time. Doctors Tenholder, Warburton, and Macey are my personal superheroes. I have had an ACL replaced, multiple meniscus repairs, a hip bursectomy, and some crazy stuff done to repair and correct major pain involving my sciatic nerve. Through it all and still, since I require annual check-ups, the doctors at Orthopaedic Associates have stood by me, giving me excellent medical care, and ensuring I got back to work as quickly as possible. I feel like the bionic woman who has been put back together by the most capable and personable team of surgeons available.  I am welcomed by name every time I come into an office or for physical therapy, and always feel like I am getting the full attention and best efforts of whomever I come in contact with.  They listen to your concerns and individualize your recovery plan to help you get up and going as soon as possible. The experience of surgery and rehab generally isn't a pleasant one, but the wonderful people at Orthopaedic Associates make it the best it can be." -- Sonya S.” – Sonya

Treated by: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.

“"I had a problem with my shoulder with arthritic pain. It reoccurs every 6 months or so. Rather than using the surgical option, I chose to have a shot. The treatment was carried out efficiently and with great care for my personal comfort. I have had other procedures by Dr. Thackeray in the past and would highly recommend him to anyone needing orthopaedic care. Thank you for this opportunity to provide my comments." --” – Richard

Treated by: Jason W. Thackeray, M.D., F.A.C.S.

“"Each time I have gone to Dr. Macey, I feel as though I am the only patient that day.  They know my name and could not be more interested in helping me. I am back to running and working out without surgery because of new techniques that this office has available.  Dr. Macey has also performed surgery on my son with outstanding success. He truly cares!" -- Connie C.” – Connie

Treated by: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.

“"I am a 79-year-old active male that has had two procedures with Dr. Theodore Macey of Orthopaedic Associates. The first was a right rotator cuff operation and the second was a right knee replacement. In both cases, I followed his given recovery procedures including physical therapy. In a minimum of time, was able to continue my physical activities that included, swimming and a full workout at the YMCA. Dr. Macey and his staff were very attentive and professional in every measure of merit. They were caring and helped me return to my usual active lifestyle." -- Paul S.” – Paul

Treated by: Theodore I. Macey, M.D.

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