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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

Irwin - Rotator Cuff Repair

My first shoulder injury occurred during skiing in Vail Colorado in 2007. I had a massive tear of my rotator cuff. The Vail surgeon, Dr Peter Millet, repaired my shoulder on a Friday evening, and I had to fly home Sunday morning. He referred me to Dr. Christopher Ahmad at Columbia for all the follow up work. With the help of Dr Ahmad and the Physical Therapist he recommended I made a complete recovery! I was back playing golf, swimming and was able to ski the following winter.

In March of 2010 I had another shoulder injury, this time in Vermont and on the other shoulder. There was no question in my mind who to go for this injury. Dr Ahmad did arthroscopic surgery on my left shoulder April 16 and I now have full range of motion restored. I am swimming again, and will be able to play golf in a few weeks.

I have the highest regard for the facilities and physicians at Columbia. My advice for anyone needing this type of surgery is find a young doctor-A doctor who grew up with video games. I have found many of the older orthopedists, especially in the smaller facilities near my home, are hesitant or not adept at this type of surgery. I am an active, healthy 82 year old male.

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