In the spring of 2013, my left shoulder was very painful 24/7 and I could not find a arm position that didn't hurt when performing activities of daily living! I sought 4 very confusing opinions from orthopedic surgeons in Westchester County, NY. Finally, my cousin suggested getting a self-referred consult at HSS. I looked up Dr. Edward Craig in the Castle Connelly Top Doctors publication, was impressed with his credentials, and called for an appointment. At my initial appointment, Dr. Craig took a good two or so hours to evaluate if I'd be a good candidate for total shoulder replacement, which I was. The shoulder was a total mess internally!
I had the surgery in October of 2013, and everything went very well. I did EVERYTHING that Dr. Craig asked of me during rehab and now, almost two years later, I have 99.9% range of motion restored without pain! I am so grateful to Dr. Craig for doing this surgery and allowing me to return to an excellent quality of life because of it!
Thank you HSS for all your kindness by your medical staff during my stay for this surgery. You made it easier to get through recovery than I thought it might be.
Carol P. Weiss