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Strategery_Man t1_j14nuqp wrote

The whole Centers for Advanced Orthopedics is pretty good and VERY good for rehab. Dr. Zooker did my surgery. While he did a great job with my surgery, he's not good with follow-up visits. He was late (on average) to the appointments by 45 minutes. I had one shoulder done and need the other one done and I will go back to them.

EDIT: This would be in the Pikesville/Owings Mills area.


cheesewitche OP t1_j14q87d wrote

I'm okay with doctors who aren't people-people as long as the surgery's good. How's your shoulder doing now? I really want to be able to do things like brace myself for a fall on that side without fear, but I know that's a big ask.


Strategery_Man t1_j14twce wrote

I play pretty competitive ice hockey and it's held up well! The big thing is to really give a solid effort in PT. Three days a week minimum are truly needed. My surgery was three years ago. Expect a year's recovery to get back to 80%.


cheesewitche OP t1_j14wk7w wrote

Oh that's very cool! Something like slipping and landing on my back would completely knock it out of joint right now. I'd imagine you're experiencing that level of force semi regularly in the rink so it's really cool to hear that you're doing well.

I can hardly remember what 80% of my pre injury stability felt like bc it's been messed up for so long, even though it's actually gotten significantly stronger since then due to all my efforts to avoid surgery. Sounds like I should just do it


Strategery_Man t1_j15fyqe wrote

Absolutely just get it done now! I delayed mine for a year, not a good idea as it just got worse.