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Roger

Hobbies: Other
Doctor: Winston Warme

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I was losing range of motion in my arthritic left shoulder. The original injury to my left shoulder occurred back in 2000 while doing "flys" with free weights. Overtime (15+ yrs), the range of motion became problematic when doing everyday activities; It got to the point where I couldn't press a canoe over my head and this was simply unacceptable...

Over the years, in addition to the arthritis in my shoulder, I had also cultivated an impressive, 2 inch bone spur at the base of the ball of the humerus.

Prior to meeting Dr Warme and learning about his "Ream and Run" procedure, I tried to regain my range of motion using 1) physical therapy and subsequently 2) a less invasive surgical procedure; neither of which helped alleviate my range of motion challenges.

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The "ream and run" procedure was a "life changer" for me. I am in my mid-50's and have two young active kids; everyday activities (sports, throwing canoes around, etc) became difficult.

Doing a full shoulder replacement wasn't attractive given the limitations it placed on these same types of activities -- as I understand it, with a full shoulder replacement you are discourage from doing anything that requires a helmet (i.e. skiing, biking, etc).

As it turned out, I was a perfect candidate for the "Ream and Run"; in fact my previous shoulder surgeon -- who was unable to suggest alternatives to a full shoulder replacement -- was of the same opinion.

Regarding follow-up: God Bless Sarah Jackins, Dr Warmes PT. Following the Ream and Rum procedure, she was able to coax range of motion from my shoulder that I wasn't able to achieve on my own.

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M.

Hobbies: Jet skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling
Doctor: Winston Warme, MD

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Torn labrum

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He has an amazing bedside manner and the ability to describe exactly how he repaired my shoulder in terms I understood.

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P.

Doctor: Winston J. Warme, MD

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I had an ACL replacement surgery on my right knee in 1996 with arthroscopic surgeries in 1997, 1998, 2008.

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Dr. Warme is very caring, attentive, and helpful. He was able to diagnose and explain the source of my knee pain in simple terms. My previous Orthopedic Surgeon, was recommending knee surgery again. But Dr. Warme was encouraging me to stretch and do physical therapy....and IT WORKED!!!

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