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Rotator Cuff. Here is the deal, my father in law who is 80 years old had this surgery about a year and a half ago, by a well Known Ortho in Fishersville against my strongest advice. Well, his shoulder is worse now than it was before the surgery, basically can't use his arm now. I know his age is an issue for this type of surgery, but at the same time, he should have more mobility and use of his arm at this point.
He is now taking my advice and is going to get an appointment with one of the Orthos at UVA. I gave him several names, Diduch, Miller, Carson . He mentioned another Ortho that I am not familiar with, Dr. David Kahler.
So my question is, which one of these guys would you choose for your Dad, Father in Law, Grandfather or any other member of your family ? If any of you guys have another suggestion others than the ones I mentioned, please let me know.
Thanks in advance from everyone.
This post was edited by 4wahoos 13 months ago
I went to see Dr. Kahler for my knee years ago, and he was great and gave me good advice. Any of the other guys you mention would be good too - I've got my own ACL/meniscus surgery scheduled with Diduch this Tuesday. Another name for you: Stephen F. Brockmeier - he's a bit newer than some of the other guys in the dept, but I know him and he's a good guy. And based on their CVs at least, it seems that he and Carson specialize a bit more in shoulders.
Thanks DoubleHoo for the reply, I will pass the info on and research Dr.Brockmeier. I know that Dr. Carson is excellent as well, and that is the info I was looking for as far as which Dr. specializes more on certain parts of the body, knees, shoulders etc. Thanks again.
Dave Diduch and David Kahler are both fine surgeons whom I trained with. The problem for your father maybe more due to his age and tissue quality which seriously alter outcome of rotator cuff surgery. He may require a more extensive procedure to re-establish any shoulder function (such as a reverse shoulder replacement or repair with augmentation grafting). See what they say he needs to be done; that may dictate whom you want to do the procedure.
Diduch did my ACL and meniscus surgery 13 years ago, to this day I've had orthos marvel at the job he did in terms of the knees stability. I'd trust him to do another ortho surgery on me for what its worth.
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Thanks Rando, pretty much what I was thinking concerning his age being an issue, thanks for the great info.
Diduch did my last surgery for meniscus tears about 6 years ago, no problems since then, he is fantastic and one of the best around, no question. I'm with ya on surgeries in the event of more problems god forbid.
My new problem is my elbow, which I have been seeing Dr.Chhabra for this issue, I don't believe there is a better doctor around than he is concerning elbows, hands etc., he is very impressive and a cool dude on top of everything else !
ROFLMAO !!!!!!! That is funny, I dnt care hoo u r
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