Multiple injuries and subsequent procedures to my right shoulder for over 40 years finally left me at the point where my sleep and my overall health was being impacted negatively and I felt the need to do something to improve it.
After careful examination of X-rays, an MRI and a CT scan with contrast, Dr. Millett assessed my shoulder and suggested I consider a total replacement as the damage to the bone and the labrum was extensive and while previous repairs had been helpful for a short time, they were only temporary and my function and quality of life as an aging athlete was being compromised significantly.
I felt that a surgery couldn’t be any worse than the pain I was living with so after careful consideration and some research from other replacement patients, I was ready to go for it and have a better outcome.
The surgery went as described, the procedure was successful and the discomfort was easily managed with only a couple of days in the hospital after the surgery. PT started the day after surgery and once I was out of the hospital
I continued with PT daily. Within days I felt better, was sleeping through the night and after 6 weeks I wished I had not waited all those years to have the replacement.
I have been able to resume my active lifestyle without pain, mountain biking within 5 months, climbing and skiing (photo) in 6 months, and now I don’t even think about the replacement and has given me a new outlook on life, I haven’t looked back, Life is Good!
My experience and recovery from the shoulder replacement surgery is not unique as I was told by another patient that had a similar outcome that I would be surprised at how much better I would feel. Well, I’m not surprised, just grateful to have had Dr. Millett and his team do their magic on my old worn out shoulder! My body is now healthier at 61 than it has been for the last 20 years!
Thanks Dr. Millett and team for helping me get back into the life of an active, aging athlete!
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of these procedures, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine the appropriate treatment for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctor are not necessarily those of Peter Millett, MD and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor.