Testimonial – Garrett Bachand
Garrett Bachand is a 23-year-old electrician from Santa Rosa, who depends on his hands. When he’s not working with wires, you’ll find him riding his dirt bike as a semi-pro elite competitor. Last December, after coming back from a race in Mexico, he and his buddies cycled a course in Southern California. Garrett’s bike took a wrong turn and tossed him 8 feet in the air, which landed him directly on his wrist . . . after rolling down a hill. Right away, he knew it was broken. Being in the desert, Garrett ended up taping his injured wrist to an old water bottle and used his ripped jersey as a sling.
I can’t thank Dr. Mintalucci enough for getting me back to work and back being able to ride! ~Garret Bachand
His friends on the trip took him to a hospital in Riverside, California, where they immediately diagnosed him with a broken wrist. When Garrett returned back home to Santa Rosa, he saw Dr. Minatalucci who immediately scheduled him for surgery at the Sutter Santa Rosa Surgery Center. Using a local nerve block, Dr. Mintalucci operated and fixed the wrist with a plate and three pins. Anxious to get back to his dirt bike and to qualify for the ISDE race in Portugal, Garrett was aggressive with post-op physical therapy at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics.
By mid-February, he had restored full range of wrist motion and was back conquering the world on his dirt bike – without pain. He was ‘stoked’ to heal so quickly and credits Dr. Mintalucci and friendly staff for the exceptional care.