Patient Review- id1407414487

"I'm 53 and love to play ultimate Frisbee. About 5-6 years ago, after enduring reduced range of motion and pain in both shoulders for 15-20 years, I tried to throw the Frisbee with my right hand and could not due to shoulder weakness. I went through physical therapy and cortisone shots, but the shoulder was unresponsive. Dr. Guse repaired the rotator cuff, cleaned up the joint a bit, and after a fairly long rehab, the shoulder was fixed. After a couple of years, it was back to full strength. Then I noticed I was having pretty severe pain and reduced range of motion in my left shoulder. Again, I went through physical therapy and cortisone shots, but the shoulder was unresponsive. This time the diagnosis was different. It was a SLAP tear. This is a bone spur and something else I forget, but again, Dr. Guse repaired it. For this surgery, the recovery was miraculous. I was ready to play Frisbee six months later.

Today, six years from my first surgery, both my shoulders feel great! I am playing ultimate with full confidence and strength. Please do not be misled. The post-surgical recovery is hard and sometimes painful work. I was highly motivated and maintained the rehab discipline. I listened to the staff and Dr. Guse on recovery protocol and limits. Even then, I'm told my results were unusually positive. I am thankful to have had Dr. Guse as my surgeon and also to the staff of the CRH Rehab facility, adjacent Dr. Guse's office." -- Gene M.

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