“Everything went well overall.”
“I had a total hip replacement with Dr. Duchene and I am very happy with his professionalism and quality of service. Everyone I have encountered at Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine has been very helpful, knowledgeable and kind.”
“The experience was great. I would totally recommend Dr. Duchene for all your surgical needs on the knee. He is not only very professional but he has a real concern for your well being. He truly cares about his patients and seems to be always up with current medical practices. His staff is always pleasant and polite to work with. Nothing but good things to say about him and his staff. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”
“Thanks to Dr. Duchene and Nick Tolsma I am pain free and my knee feels great.”
“I like the way he explained things to me, answered all my questions, left nothing to the imagination. Seems like a very caring doctor.”
“I have had Dr. Duchene for my left knee and my left shoulder. I am a compliant patient who pays attention to what I need to know, what I need to do, and what is expected of me with aftercare.
I feel that with Dr. Duchene, the Dr. actually takes the time to explain and answer the questions I may have. I like the fact he is careful to know what my concerns are and the day of surgery he takes the time with me before the surgery and after. I feel he really cares about my health and he explains the procedures and makes sure I am understanding what is happening for that surgery day.
Dr. Duchene is also there during my recovering checking on me for after care.
One of the procedures Dr. Duchene practices is closing without staples. I especially like that because scarring seems to be minimal and there seems to be less chance of infection.
I have a lot of respect for Dr. Duchene and I really would not be more comfortable with a different surgeon.”
“Loved the care and great service I got from Dr. Duchene, he was so throughly explaining my knee replacement surgeries and would recommend him highly. A very professional man but yet caring.”
“I called for an appointment was seen the next day. Arrangement made for MRI same day had surgery the following week. Excellent care and service.”
“Had both knees injected 10 weeks ago. Still feel great. Very little pain.”
“Just love all the people who work at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center!”
“After two hips and a knee, all is well. The last was the knee, and everything went smoothly. No issues with the procedure or the therapy. Could not be happier. Dr. Duchene did all that was expected. I would highly recommend he, his associates, and staff to all needing joint replacement. All rated a '10'.”
“Have had a great deal of pain and mobility issues in my right knee for a few years now and Dr. Duchene performed my first surgery and will be my surgeon in my upcoming surgery in June. It has been a pleasant experience dealing with Dr. Duchene as well as his staff at Black Hills Orthopedics. They are very committed to answering any questions or easing any concern you may have, which makes the whole surgery process so much easier. I would highly recommend this facility and the Black Hills is lucky to have it.”
“Dr. Duchene repaired my right knee 8 years ago and recently repaired my right shoulder rotator cuff with great success and the whole staff has been a pleasure to work with from start to finish.”
“Excellent assessment, care and outcome for my total knee replacement. Couldn't be happier!! Thanks”
“Rotator cuff surgery – Dr. Duchene reviewed the MRI frame by frame, explained the injury and the surgical procedure in detail. Surgery went perfectly, my rehab went well, and my follow-up appointments confirmed it. Range of motion and strength are improving every month. Thank you, BHOSC!”
“When I turned 70, I noticed a pain in my hip which quickly escalated to where I could not climb chairs and began using a cane. I was referred to the Black Hills Orthopedic and spine clinic and Dr. Duchene. He carefully examined me and explained my treatment options very clearly. I decided on a hip replacement in spite of numerous horror stories I heard from others who had gone through the procedure at other places.
After the procedure was done, I experienced the pain one necessarily undergoes in a surgical procedure, but it was far less than I expected. I was referred then to a very competent therapist in Spearfish, but I was walking without a cane after about two days and rode my bike the ten blocks to my therapy sessions.
Because my memory is poor, I have to examine my scar in order to tell people which hip was replaced. The procedure was literally that successful.
Comparing my recovery to that of friends who have been treated by others, I am convinced that there is no better surgeon for hip replacement than Dr. Duchene, though there are many with names less difficult to spell and pronounce.”