Bone & Joint Center Patient Testimonials

After dealing hip issues for 10 years, I had surgery 7 months ago. I am grateful for the miracle of my new hip that Dr. Johnson and Holland Hospital were able to give me. I have seen many of the leading hip surgeons across the US during my ten year journey to diagnose and treat my hip pain and can say with complete confidence that Dr. Johnson and Holland Hospital were the best choice! Caring and skilled medical professionals treated me with respect and compassion during the entire process. Questions were answered promptly before and after surgery both by Dr. Johnson, his staff and the staff of Holland Hospital. I am grateful for every step I take now without pain and for the ability to function normally in my life. I whole heartedly recommend Dr. Johnson and Holland Hospital.

Julie A.
Holland Hospital
Dr. Derick Johnson

Iʼm very happy with the results of the anterior hip replacement. Very happy. I was ʻbone to boneʼ and had injections for pain. Iʼve jumped off fire trucks and rode ladders once too much I guess. Finally, I had to do something and my doctor referred me to a Grand Rapids practice; they couldnʼt see me for 4 to 6 months. Thatʼs when a neighbor told me about two young doctors at the Holland Bone and Joint Center with a special table for less invasive surgery. Gave me a big book on it plus we searched the internet. Well, they spread the tissue and go in between. All I know is that I came back out of it in good shape, with excellent recovery and therapy. I would and do highly recommend them.

Michael G., Spring Lake

Dr Johnson performed a total hip replacement for me in 2013. I was up and doing all my normal activities within two weeks. This past summer he performed a partial knee replacement and it has been an excellent experience. His surgical skills and follow up council are of the highest quality. I have recommended Dr. Johnson to several friends. Thank you Dr. Johnson for being an excellent surgeon.

Howard R., Saugatuck, MI

It has been 12.5 months since my hip replacement surgery performed by Dr. D. Johnson at Holland Hospital. I can say, without reservation, that the care and attention that I received from ever person in his office and the hospital was outstanding. From pre-surgery preparation, surgery, and post operation recovery my experience was amazing. All my questions were answered with patience and detail, no question too small. Healing came fast and little or no pain. In two months, I was back to spin class, no problems, no pain!

Patti B., Holland

I saw Dr. Johnson in the newspaper ad and went to him for a second opinion. My first doctor just told me that I was too young to have hip problems. Well, even though I am only 49, I had a lot of pain, a lot of pain. So Dr. Johnson took some x-rays, and he said ‘I try not to tell people when they come in that they need to have their hip replaced; I want them to make the decision on their own. But you, you need hip replacement.ʼ I had the anterior surgery, and I was out of the hospital the next day and in physical therapy the first week. I took very few pain meds. Itʼs been wonderful. Honestly, it was the best thing I ever did in my whole life. I am so glad I met Dr. Johnson.

Lori L.

Since I have been living the past forty years in the Tri-Cities area of Michigan, I was not aware of the medical services available in the area of Holland, Michigan. It wasn’t until I needed a hip replacement that my search began for the right surgeon and the right hospital. After many months of investigation it was my decision to have the procedure done at Holland Hospital with Dr. Derick Johnson of the Bone & Joint Center performing the surgery.
My care at Holland Hospital was the best from beginning to end. I can’t thank the hospital and its staff enough for all they did for me. The surgical team under the leadership of Dr. Johnson was A-1. His surgical techniques allow one to return quickly to a life of walking like we did in the “good old days.”
So be very “Thankful” Holland that you have something this special located in your medical community. It was a pleasure to visit your wonderful city and to see and meet some of your finest medical residents and facilities. To the Holland Community – You Are Lucky.

Tom K., Saginaw, MI

I was on a two-month wait list for hip replacement someplace else and saw Dr. Johnson on TV. I had been misdiagnosed by my doctor, who said I was in pain because of my stroke. My chiropractor actually diagnosed my hip. So I went in to talk Dr. Johnson, brought my x-rays, and he told me yes, you need to go to your surgeon and have this done. I told him, ‘I want you to do it.ʼ The surgery was excellent, I walked 200 ft. the next day! I even went shopping after my first day of therapy. Hardly any pain, just took Tylenol for pain. Iʼm 65 but very active, hunting, a lot of walking. I need to build my muscles back up because of my stroke but Iʼm walking fine. I tell every who will listen, go see Dr. Johnson!

Joseph S., Grand Haven

After injuring my right hip 23 years ago I had my hip replaced May 1 2013. I am now walking and going up and down stairs without pain. the post op was very easy and I was mobile the same day. I highly recommend Dr. Johnson and his staff.

Denny A., Hamilton

I wanted to take a minute to tell you and your office GOOD JOB!.  Iʼm pleased to say that Iʼm happy we stayed with the Bone & Joint Center; I feel like Ashleyʼs injury has finally started to heal now that we have a good doctor on board, who has pinpointed the issue. Please feel free to pass my JOB WELL DONE along to the staff in your office.

Ashley M. (parent), Holland

Yes, it all worked out very, very nice. I was moving right away in a walker and cane, with very little pain. The physical care was excellent. They did an excellent job, from pre-op through surgery and discharge, and the follow-up care, everything was outstanding, and every single person was very nice and everything was high quality. My wife too was very impressed, and she followed the whole procedure.

Ronald N., Grand Haven
Anterior Hip Replacement

I had an anterior hip replacement in Florida in 2009 and had an amazing experience and recovery. The problem…my new hip was metal on metal. In 2011 I began to experience growing discomfort with my new hip. When I saw Dr. Johnson he cautiously progressed through the steps to determine if my body was reacting to the metal on metal. Once it was determined that it was the probable cause, he discussed the pros and cons of another surgery with me. The resulting surgery made a huge difference and my recovery was quick and relatively pain free and I was back into my routines and activities in a couple of weeks. His staff and that of Holland Hospital were awesome. I appreciated the fact that I wasn’t rushed into a new surgery and had all of the facts before proceeding. I am a raving fan as are the others whom I have referred to the Bone and Joint Center!

Sondra T., Hudsonville

Dr. Johnson and his team replaced both my hips in 2018 and I couldn’t be happier. These guys are a well-oiled team and they know very well what they are doing. I’d highly recommend them to anybody. Thanks Doc – I’m dancing the hula pain-free nowadays.

Scott L.

I’m a 54 yr old female that was born with hip dysphasia and had 10 surgeries on my left hip by the time I was 16 at the Shriners Hospital. I was 1 in shorter in my left leg and had a sallow hip socket. I knew one day I would need a total hip replacement and when the time came I was afraid. Because of my previous surgeries I knew it would be a difficult replacement and not any Dr would want to do it or could do it.
Of the five Drs I saw and consulted within state and out of state, Dr. Johnson was the only one that really listened and addressed my fears and my concern to be the same length and not wear a heel lift any longer. The regular way most people end up having to wear a heel lift and are not able to do a lot of things any longer, get in bathtub, etc. I was bone on bone by now and losing muscle. I knew then he was the one I wanted and needed to replace my hip. Dr Johnson’s surgery was nothing like 38 years ago.
I would advise anyone thinking of a hip replacement to only go the anterior way.I still cannot believe how easy and painless the whole thing was and I no longer wear a heel lift, both legs are the same length.I still can’t believe he was able to fix my hip, but he did and I Thank God everyday for Dr. Johnson, his staff and Holland Hospital. My life has been forever changed for the better. Dr. Johnson does have a gift.

Shelby K., Holland


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