I have always been physically active and my left shoulder was starting to bother me more and more. I had arthroscopic surgery in 2017 (not HSS) and it really did not improve my condition. I decided I should see the best and, after much research, HSS was the clear choice. I first visited Dr. Strickland in December 2021 and after reviewing my x-rays, she was certain that I needed shoulder replacement. She then sent me for an MRI to make sure the rotator cuff was OK. I had the surgery in February 2022 and am currently on my 6th month of physical therapy in Ardsley. I was nervous about the operation and what my limitations would be afterwards. I can now go kayaking with no pain and can even do chin-ups now! I returned to my gym in April (Westchester Fit in White Plains) and was just voted Athlete of the Month!
Dr. Strickland and team are the best! I have already exceeded my initial expectations. The key is to be patient (the initial recovery takes a while) and to do exactly what Dr. Strickland and team say.
Dr Strickland has my highest recommendation!