I’m 73 years old and, after 28 yrs. as a firefighter/ part time contractor, my right shoulder had spurs and was bone to bone. There was constant pain and I was not able to lift my arm above my head. I made an appointment with an orthopedic physician. After a MRI, his diagnosis was a shoulder replacement. I was told I would have limited motion, wouldn’t be able to shoot a shot-gun or rifle, may or may not be able to play golf, but I would not have any pain. Not being able to do the activities that I enjoy, I decided not to have the surgery.
Well over a year went by, then just by chance I read an article in the health magazine about Dr. Martin Coleman and the reverse shoulder replacement procedure. I went on-line and read testimonials of complete reverse shoulder replacement surgery and their success. I made an appointment with Dr. Coleman and I was very impressed with his diagnosis that after the surgery and physical therapy, I could do anything I wanted to do. The limit of my success was up to me. He would do his part (surgery), my part was physical therapy.
The operation was performed on June 6, 2016. I started physical therapy on June 20, 2016 at Physiotherapy in Harborview section of Suffolk Va. After completing my therapy and no pain, I’m ready to start enjoying my hobbies again.
William C. Trollinger, Jr.