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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

William - Hemiarthroplasty

I had two previous rotator cuff repairs done about 28 years ago and over the years the shoulder started to deteriorate.    My local orthopedic doctor gave me several cortisone injections, but each wore off quickly.  He told me that the shoulder would need to be replaced.   My research into the procedure led me to believe the operation would be painful , the rehab would be lengthy and the results minimal.

 My doctor told me the only surgeon who could achieve a successful result was Dr. Bigliani. Dr. Bigliani examined me and we scheduled the operation for march 24, 2010.  I was totally amazed at the care at Columbia.   Everyone on the staff was pleasant, skilled and well trained.  When I woke up in the post-op unit I had minimal pain.  the rehab was not overly painful and II recovered quickly.  The rehab staff was amazed at my mobility and strength. Today, I have more mobility and strength that I have had in 20 years.  I am 74 years old and have returned to work in Construction.

It was Dr. Bigliani's genius that has returned me to a productive life.


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