CustomFit Testimonials

Testimonial from General AlMumin, Embassy of the State of Kuwait, Baghdad

General AlMumin found Dr. Likover on the internet and came all the way to Houston for a Signature knee.  The CAT scan instead of an MRI was done in Kuwait. General AlMumin fought in the first Iraq war with General Schwartzkopf and is now an Ambassador.  He has a great result from his knee replacement.

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Testimonial from K.A., Deerpark, Texas

In 2007 I had my left knee replaced by a doctor in the Texas Medical center. I have never been happy with it. I have had two arthroscopic surgeries to try and help pain coming from the kneecap area of the total knee and to check out pain in that knee.

I found Dr. Likover over the internet and had a CustomFit knee placed in my right knee. In six weeks I was over the operation and the knee feels great. It feels like a normal knee. I did not have anywhere near the pain I had with the traditional replacement with the CustomFit surgery. I have been begging Dr. Likover to fix my first replacement, but that has yet to be done. He tells me that is a difficult problem.


Testimonial from R.G., Katy, Texas

Hello, I used to be a patient of Dr. Likover. He replaced my right knee back in march of 2008. I recovered after 3-4 months of rehab. I now run my own Exercise Wellness Company in the Houston area. I hold my bachelors Degree in kinesiology, and have multiple certifications. I am proficient in training clients in the athletic arena as well as others suffering from a variety of injuries. Thank you again for my successful knee surgery. I am currently running, lifting, and back to normal, 6 months after my surgery. People have been completely shocked about my progression. Thanks Doc.   R.G.

Testimonial from S.P., Houston, Texas


On July 28, 2008, Dr. Larry Likover replaced my left knee with an "Otis" Custom Fit Knee. At the same time, he removed two (2) screws that he had put in during a 1980's right knee surgery for an ACL replacement. Then, three (3) months later on October 28, 2008, he replaced my right knee with an "Otis" Custom Fit knee.

Before both knee replacements, my prior surgery history with Dr. Likover consisted of the following operations:

1) Rights knee ACL replacement

2) Three (3) left knee cartilage removal surgeries over a 12 year period.

3) Left shoulder bone spur removal.

4) Left foot neroma surgery.

5) Lumbar Back surgery on L2, L3 and L4 for spinal stenosis.

Most of my orthopedic issues stemmed from playing lots of basketball my entire life and running approximately 20-30 miles per week for 30 years starting around 1970 (age 24). By the year 2000, Dr. Likover had performed the four (4) knee surgeries mentioned above and both of my knees were basically bone on bone (little or no cartilage left). I finally had to stop running and playing basketball due to the pain in both knees. Finally in 2008, Dr. Likover convinced me to consider the "Otis" Custom Fit Knee for my problems. I had become very "knock-kneed" and walking any distance was getting very painful. I then made an appointment for a second opinion with Dr. David Lintner (Houston Texans' team doctor) and he agreed that I definitely needed knee replacement surgery for both my knees. I then gave the thumbs up to Dr. Likover and the necessary MRI's and surgeries were scheduled and carried out.

Eight (8) months later for my left knee and five (5) months later for my right knee, I am now pain free, straight-legged and able to exercise vigorously for one and a half hours, 4-6 times per week. Even though Dr. Likover recommended that I not run anymore, I decided recently to test my knees to see if I could run. I found out, if I had to, I could now run. Hooray for a 62 year old!

I enthusiastically endorse the "Otis" Custom Fit Knee and would be glad to answer any questions regarding my experiences with this device. If Dr. Likover thinks I could help anyone considering this surgery, please ask him for my phone number or email.

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