Sharon, a 68-year-old nurse from Woodbury, had been experiencing shoulder problems for years. “I was in a lot of pain when I first came in to see Dr. Dieterle,” she said. Sharon had lost a significant amount of arm movement due to the pain she was feeling which was making it difficult for her to take care of herself.
“Sharon came into my office seeking relief for her shoulder pain that had been worsening over the course of four years,” said Dr. Dieterle. “She had pain with everyday arm movements and even had difficulty moving her arm out to her side.” After consulting with Dr. Dieterle, it was decided that Sharon would move ahead and have a reverse total shoulder replacement. The surgery and Sharon’s recovery went well.
“After her surgery, I was glad to see that she was back to enjoying her life without having to think about her shoulder and the pain that was once there,” said Dr. Dieterle. Sharon added, “I now have almost complete function of my arm. I’m happy with Dr. Dieterle and St. Croix Orthopaedics and won’t hesitate going back or recommending them to others”.