Patient Story 432052119

"In 2009 my wife had a total knee replacement performed by Dr. Eric Hanson at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics on the recommendation of a friend.  She recovered very quickly and her knee is as good as new. In August of that year, based on her great experience, I contacted Dr. Francis Glaser, also of Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, as I was encountering drop foot and shin splints while fast paced walking on a treadmill. During my first visit he diagnosed me as having chronic exertion compartment syndrome (CECS) in my left calf.  After Dr. Rod Kraft measured the pressure within the muscle sheath, it was determined that I would require an anterior tibial compartment release performed by Dr. Glaser.  Today I am walking two miles for thirty minutes every other day, without any discomfort.  I might add that I turned seventy-two in January. 

More recently, after thirty years of a career of vigorously winding motion picture film, my shoulders began giving me great discomfort and I was having difficulty lifting free weights as part of my workout routine.  So again, in 2012, I returned to Sierra Pacific Orthopedics and Dr. Eric Hansen. Both Dr. Hansen and his very capable P.A. Greg Mellor informed me that I had acquired a “combination pizza,” (impingement syndrome, a rather common condition associated with aging) in both shoulders.  On October 24, 2012, Dr. Hansen performed a left shoulder arthroscopy, subacromial decompression, distal clavicle resection, biceps tenodesis, with great success.  After five months of physical therapy and hours of prescribed exercises, on April 4, 2013, I had the same procedure done on my right shoulder. 

It has now been three months since my last surgery and much of the pain in my shoulders is gone as well as all of the pain in my neck. That was one of the extra benefits of repairing the shoulders. All of the support staff in both hospitals and in the office were very professional and committed.  For most people, elective surgery can be very disconcerting, but my experience was very successful and assuring. Thank You Drs. Glaser Hansen for making my wife and me “good as new”!" -- George D.

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