My name is Larry and I am 79 years of age. After 10 years of problems with my left elbow, including surgery, shots, and therapy, I was referred to Dr. Kelly at Twin Cities Orthopedics. Dr. Kelly informed me that I was a good candidate for a total elbow replacement. I was quite nervous about making the decision to have a total elbow replacement because I had no knowledge of anyone who had ever had this done. My surgery date was set for June 13, 2017 at Fairview Hospital in Burnsville. All went well with the surgery and I was back at home in Grand Rapids the next evening.
I was pleased with the low level of pain I experienced following surgery and within a few weeks I could use my arm and bend my elbow with minimal pain. Now after 3 months, I am doing great and can function without pain for the first time in 10 years.
Thank you to Dr. Kelly and his surgical team at Fairview Hospital.