Marvin Rhodes: Torn Rotator Cuff

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I first noticed the shoulder pain while doing every day yard work. Any type of arm strain or stretch would cause variable pain and the pain slowly got worse.

I previously saw Dr. Kirol at Midlands Orthopaedics in January of this year for meniscus surgery on my right knee. After three weeks my knee was doing  great. So, there was no doubt where I was going for my shoulder pain: Midlands and Dr. Kirol!

I saw Dr. Kirol and he initially gave me an injection to help alleviate pain. An ultrasound during the office visit showed a rotator cuff tear, and we  scheduled my surgery.

Four to five weeks following the rotator cuff surgery, I had very little pain and 80-90% full motion in my shoulder. It has now been 12 weeks and I still have to be careful not to over do or lift heavy objects, but other than that, I am doing extremely well.

The advice I would give to others with knee or shoulder pain is "Do not put if off too long!” Go to Midlands Orthopaedics and ask for Dr. Kirol and Stavros. You will be glad you did!

Thank God for them.