Patient Profile


Profession: Student
Hobbies: Football
Doctor: Winston J. Warme, MD

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

I hurt my shoulder playing baseball last year and the first doctor I saw wanted to do surgery and told me I would be in rehab/recovery for 6 months and I would have to miss my football and rugby seasons. He told me I had a torn labrum. My mom sent my MRI results to Dr. Warme and he gave us a second opinion which did not recommend surgery. I lifted and did rehab with the athletic trainer at my school. Since then, I played a full rugby season and am currently playing football without having any issues with my shoulder. Thank you, Dr. Warme!

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

Get a second opinion before you have surgery.