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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

Thomas - Anterior Inferior Capsular Shift Repair

My name is Thomas Pomarico and I am currently the long snapper for the University of Michigan football team.  I suffered my first shoulder dislocation during my sophomore year in high school.  Even when I was weightlifting it would dislocate.  My high school doctor examined me and said that the shoulder was loose and would need to be fixed if I wanted to play college football.  I had an open capsular shift repair by Dr. Louis Bigliani (he had successfully fixed my dad’s shoulder 10 years earlier) on 12/22/2004 and within four months I was lifting weights to get ready for the 2005 football season.  The operation was a success and I went on to complete my high school career as an all-star tight end and long snapper at Lumen Christi High School.  I then went on to the University of Michigan where I have been long snapping since 2009.  My shoulder is strong and tight and I have not had any problems with it since it was repaired by Dr. Bigliani.

Without question I would recommend Columbia University Orthopaedics.  The care and professionalism I received at the hospital was first rate and I felt very comfortable under their care. 

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