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  • Elbow Fracture
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • MCL Sprain-
    PRP Treatment Therapy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Labrum Repair
  • AC Separation
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Anter-Inferior
      Capsular Shift
  • AC Separation
  • Bilat TSR
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Removal of Clavicle
    Fracture Fragment
  • Reverse TSR
  • Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer
  • KNEE
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Microfracture
  • Meniscal Repair

Patrick- Total Shoulder Replacement

In February of 2011, Dr. William Levine performed my right shoulder total replacement. Prior to the surgery, I had constant and intolerable pain both day and night. My range of motion was very limited – I could no longer lift my right arm above my shoulder or reach behind my back. Adjusting the rear view mirror in my car was impossible and I was only 48 years old and still very active. Being a retired police officer and still employed in the security industry, I needed to make sure that I found a surgeon who had special expertise in shoulder replacements.

After conducting my own research and reviewing recommendations, I decided to meet with Dr. William Levine of Columbia Orthopedics. Dr. Levine was extremely professional and displayed a level of confidence, which assured me that I found the right surgeon. Dr. Levine recommended total shoulder replacement based on my arthritic condition. Having the replacement was the BEST decision I ever made in my life! The key to a successful replacement is choosing the right surgeon and having the best post-operative physical therapy. Within 3 months, I was pain free and my range of motion was almost back to normal. 

I would like to thank Dr. Levine and his staff personally for giving me back my life. I would and have recommended Dr. Levine and will always continue to do so. THANK-YOU!

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