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Washington Shoulder Doc? Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland?

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Hey guys,

I jacked up my should some time ago and its not healing so need to go see a shoulder doc. I'm pretty sure its going to need some type of surgery.

Does anyone have a shoulder guy that they can recommend?

If there are any raving reviews, I'd love to hear them.

Looking for someone on the eastside, Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, etc. But will travel to Seattle for the right person.

Thanks,

Ed

Ps: Freaking mousing with the wrong arm = fail! One armed interwebbing sucks! :lol:

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try to PM "Dan-oh" here. He has a bud that does shoulders, even had his own done all too recently. If no reply I can get you the docs name.

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Bellevue Bone and Joint. They specialize in Sports Medicine, and have specialists for almost every part of the body too.

I've had 2 surgeries with them, ACL and forearm, I am very happy with how both went. A guy at my work uses them also and has had several surgeries too and is always pleased with their work.

Good Luck!

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Mcallister did my knee, very happy with him. Proliance surgeons in kirkland. And yes, he used to race MX

X2! And my shoulder. Good guy.

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Ed,

That sucks! Good luck.

Paul

Thanks Paul. Its been frustrating, I thought I was getting better with resting it, but nope, once I started using it, even lightly, it was back to square one.

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Michael Sailer -Proliance Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine - Issaquah

Proliance Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine - Overlake Tower

took care of left shoulder and carpal tunnel for me. Not an anti DB type doctor.

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Can you provide more info about your carpal tunnel? How did they test for it? What kind of surgery did they do? How successful was it?

Michael Sailer -Proliance Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine - Issaquah

Proliance Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine - Overlake Tower

took care of left shoulder and carpal tunnel for me. Not an anti DB type doctor.

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Can you provide more info about your carpal tunnel? How did they test for it? What kind of surgery did they do? How successful was it?

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Nerve conduction testing is how they verify nerve impingement related to carpal tunnel and elbow tunnel issues.

This is a sugery better done now than waiting. Increased symtom levels over a long period may have decreased recovery potential.

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Can you provide more info about your carpal tunnel? How did they test for it? What kind of surgery did they do? How successful was it?

would ya be willing to sell that bike to pay for the surgery? :lol:

:)

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Virginia Mason; they fixed my wife's shoulder including successful PT so she now has full range of motion. The rotator ligament had to be re attached to the bone, plus frozen shoulder and bone spurs.

Another success story a year earlier when they did re constructive surgery on her foot; success because she is a dancer and now has much better control while doing spins and turns.

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Dr. Castle in Bellevue did my shoulder. It was well worth the drive over the mountains ! I had 2 other surgery's pryer done by the town hack that DR Castle had to repair.

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Doctor Craig Arntz at Valley Orthopedic did my Carpal Tunnel on both hands and repaired my class 3 Rotator Cuff tear...

http://www.avvo.com/doctors/craig-arntz-2245812/reviews.html

His specialty is hands and shoulders.

I had him do my left hand first and then 4 weeks later my right hand and my right shoulder at the same time. I now know that 50% of class 2 and class 3 shoulder tears fail within one year and mine was a bad one.

He didn't sugar coat the prognosis but in the end, all is well. I have one point over my head where my shoulder is weak but that's because one tendon is completely missing from a ski accident 40 years ago.. Don't wait too long to get tendons repaired. I would rather have broken bones as they heal much faster. It was into the 6th month before I could quit the physical theraphy.

The hands were useable almost right away with no problems after 10 days and forgotten after 2 months. The shoulder was another matter. It didn't feel bad so the danger was that I would use it too soon. He was a Bulldog when it came to reminding me to do the time and not rush it.

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Can you provide more info about your carpal tunnel? How did they test for it? What kind of surgery did they do? How successful was it?

The test for me was an electrical shock test that recorded the nerve damage level.

My hands didn't hurt, just tingled from time to time so I put it off even after the test until one day, my hand started to "BURN". One of the most uncomfortable pains I've had to deal with. It would wake me up every 2 hours and about the only thing that helped was hot water.

I looked into the surgery that used an endoscope but Dr Arntz convinced me of the uncertainty of a complete repair. The best way he said was the 1 inch long cut so that he can expose clearly the nerves for no mistakes.

That was one year ago this week.. I can barely see where the cuts were, but there is no scar tissue or hard spot. I almost forgot about it until reading this thread.

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