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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

Auggie- Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer

I would like to take a few minutes to give you a little history on my right shoulder.  I worked in  construction my entire life and played every sport under the sun. My shoulder had finally had enough and the rotator cuff tore one afternoon while working around the house.  I went to a local surgeon for my first arthroscopic surgery which did not work.  When that one failed, I went back to the same doctor and had my second surgery – this one a little more detailed – but the same failed results.  Over the next year and a half, I continued to look for a surgeon who could fix my shoulder.  Every doctor told me the same thing “too much damage, nothing they could do”.  One of the doctors recommended Dr. William Levine at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Levine performed a Latissimus Tendon transfer and the surgery was a complete success.  I have 100% range of motion and no pain whatsoever.  When people ask me where I think they should go for shoulder or any other kind of surgery, I always tell them “See Dr. Levine at Columbia!”


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