I was in a car accident a while back where my hand and wrist were broken. Even though I had surgery at the time, the injury left me with severe pain that ran from the tips of my fingers up my arm to my shoulder.

I didn't want to go through another surgery, but my son-in-law is a friend of Dr. Bonatz. They were running together one day, and he told Dr. Bonatz about my situation. Eventually, after a lot of prayer, I agreed to go see Dr. Bonatz to see if there was anything that could be done to relieve the pain.

Dr. Bonatz examined me and reviewed my case. He noticed that there had been some changes in my hand and wrist in the seven years that had passed since the accident, and felt that a surgery could help. Dr. Bonatz even consulted with my previous surgeon, and together they recommended a wrist infusion to me.

The surgery took place in April 2012, and I followed up with Southlake Orthopaedics' Occupational Therapist Kathy Dollar. The rehab process was outstanding, and the staff was very supportive. Dr. Bonatz made it clear that it could take up to a year post surgery to realize the full effects, but I am already experiencing less pain.

Today, I am back to doing things I haven't been able to do in a long time. I have no regrets about my decision, even though having surgery was a difficult choice to make. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bonatz and Southlake Orthopaedics to others. Not only is he a terrific surgeon, he also has great taste in bow-ties!

Donald Rule