Patient Profile

Jennifer

Profession: Business
Hobbies: Fitness
Doctor: Winston J. Warme, MD

Briefly describe your symptoms and the medical condition that brought you to see the doctor.

In 2005 I was experiencing some pain in my left shoulder. I was an active sports player (tennis, racketball, wallyball, running and rowing), so I assumed that I probably had injured it while playing. I do have arthritis in my family, but never thought at my age (early forties at this time) I would be dealing with this issue of arthritis. Did some physical therapy, as per doctor's orders and then by 2007 I couldn't even dress myself. Ended up seeing Dr. Warme and in 2008, I was in for shoulder replacement and on to a pain free life in my left shoulder.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

When I went in for consultations or the surgery itself; Dr. Warme and his team were always joyful, informative and willing to make your visit as comfortable as possible. I had initials of the surgery team all over my arm...LOL...felt pretty special.

What can you do now that you could not do before surgery? Have you been able to return to your hobbies or sports at the same level as pre-injury or at an even higher level?

I can dress myself and am not in pain any longer. I do play a very light game of racketball and I can lift weights and workout. I don't work out as hard as I use to, but it is not due to the surgery, it is do to being diagnoised with osteoarthritis.

What advice would you like to share with a patient with a condition such as yours who is considering surgery?

Have the surgery, you won't be sorry. Realize that the physical therapy is not the most comfortable, but I found it relieved the tightness at the beginning and allowed me movement quicker then I expected.

Please share any additional comments!

I am getting ready to have my right shoulder done soon and I am thrilled to know that Dr. Warme will be fixing me up once again with his superb team by his side.