I came into Proliance Orthopedic Associates after many bad experiences at other offices. Proliance Orthopedic Associates was a breath of fresh air! Finally, an office where my experience from start to finish was amazing! I called in to make an appointment and was greeted by Kelly on the phone. She was friendly, helpful, and very professional. When arriving at the office, the great patient care continued. I saw Dr. Jones who was amazing and put my fears at ease. The entire staff from the front office to the back office clinical staff was great! I had a great experience at Proliance Orthopedic Associates and recommend this office to others. I feel confident and comfortable having my hip replacement surgery and will definitely come back to this office if I experience any other orthopedic issues in the future. Thank you to EVERYONE at Proliance Orthopedic Associates for making this a great experience.
In 2015, I injured my right knee while I was working out and went to my primary care doctor. In order to determine the extent of the damage, he required an MRI. Based on the results, my primary care doctor determined my knee “was fine” and I probably just “sprained it”.
I continued to exercise into 2015, pushing through the pain as much as I could. When the pain was too much I would take a week or two off, then get right back into it. My knee was gradually getting worse, resulting in my return to my primary care doctor. He suggested physical therapy for 6 months, which resulted in minimal improvement. I was referred to Proliance in late 2016 and met with Dr. Jones.
The first thing Dr. Jones did was examine the MRI imaging. He immediately noticed the rip on my right knee patellar tendon. Due to the length of time that had gone by and the continued strain I was putting on the injury, I developed tendonitis and accumulated a lot of scar tissue. Dr. Jones consulted with Dr. Merrit to determine what options I had, including invasive surgery. Their conclusion was for me to have a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection in the affected area. Dr. Jones explained everything, was very patient, answered all my questions and concerns. Dr. Jones explained there are two types of PRP injections, one with the white blood cells and one without. He suggested we try the injection without the white blood cells first. I left his office feeling extremely optimistic that the PRP injection was the answer to fix my knee.
The procedure itself was quick. After the blood draw, the blood had to spin for about 30-40 minutes. Dr. Jones used an ultra sound machine to locate the problem area on my patellar tendon. Dr. Jones injected Lidocaine to numb the area, then injected the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). I was only stiff and sore for a couple of days. I took it easy for two weeks, then eased into low impact workouts and stretches. My knee really starting to feel good, so I tried slowly jogging 2 miles, which led into running 3-4 miles. My knee would hurt if I ran multiple days in a row therefore I ran, then took two days off. My knee felt like this until I saw Dr. Jones again 6 months later.
At this point, my knee felt at about 60% which was a huge improvement, but I wanted to get back to 100%. Dr. Jones suggested we try another treatment. This time the injection had the white blood cells. The procedure went just like the first, but with different result/side effects. I felt nausea for about 24 hours along with a high level of pain and stiffness lasting 36 hours. Once those symptoms subsided the recovery happened fast. I did the stretches and workouts Dr. Jones told me to do. Then moved back into my normal workout routine (weights/running). My progression has only gotten better.
It has been about 5 months since my second treatment, I have been running 5-7 miles a day with minimal pain. I would say I’m about 85-90%. I would highly recommend this treatment and Dr. Jones. I really appreciate Dr. Jones for giving me back my mobility. His knowledge and experience have made my life more enjoyable.
Dr. Jones is such an amazing care giver! Includes me in reviewing imaging results — and we play a game, “okay, so what do you think it is?” Any physician who can listen, teach, and encourage their patients — and gives you enough time & attention during scheduled appointments — deserves to be acknowledged publicly. Hmmm, probably a dumb thing for me to write this, now EVERYONE will want to become his patient (I’ll never be able to get another appointment!) If it’s not obvious, Dr. Jones ROCKS!
I was very impressed with my office visit with Dr. Jones. He makes eye contact, explains everything thoroughly and has an excellent bedside manner. I recommend him and Proliance Orthopedic Associates for your sports medicine needs.
Dr. Jones is a great listener, caring, and diligent. He is a proactive person who listens and responds with a great initiative to attack the problem. I appreciate how he is detail oriented and always makes me feel like my time is valued. He has a great sense of humor and is fully competent.
We were lucky enough to be referred to Dr. Ty Jones last summer when our son injured his shoulder pitching. They instantly made a connection as my son also plays hockey and Dr. Jones works with the T-Birds. Since our first visit, we have had many opportunities to work with Dr. Jones over the past year. Having two youth athletes in the house injuries happen. It’s nice to know we have someone like Dr. Jones to go to when we need him. He has always been extremely caring and concerned for my kids. He has made them feel very comfortable with his diagnosis and has made them a huge part of their recovery plan.
This past fall, we discussed the ImPACT testing that Dr. Jones does in his office for concussion baselines. This is a test that you take when you are feeling great. Once you take the test it goes on file and you pray you never have to use it. It’s an insurance package really. For us, we had both kids take it never expecting to use it. Low and behold we had to use both of them as they each received concussions in their sports. I am a huge believer that all athletes should have this test done no matter whether their sport is contact or non-contact you just never know when a head injury can happen. Although you may never use it, if you need it, it brings a piece of mind when determining when to release an athlete back to play. It gives the doctor valuable knowledge as to the trauma the brain has received and how best to treat it too. I highly recommend this test to all of my friends and anyone who will listen.
It has been a blessing to meet and work with Dr. Jones and his staff at Proliance this past year. Although I can honestly say, I hope we don’t have to see them soon, I am grateful knowing they will be there for us when we need them. I recently recommended Dr. Jones to a friend for their son and they are now recommending him to all their friends too. I urge anyone looking for an awesome sports medicine doctor to give Dr. Jones a try.