After 49 years of working his sprinkler enterprise and a lifetime of indulging his ardour for fly fishing, Jon Gartz’s joints have been sporting out. “My left shoulder began inflicting me a whole lot of hassle. Each morning I’d get up with complete ache. I couldn’t actually operate. I couldn’t do the bodily work my enterprise requires, and I couldn’t increase my arm like I have to whereas fishing. I attempted the pictures, I attempted remedy, I attempted to simply get by it, however there comes a degree whenever you say, ‘I’ve acquired to have one thing performed.’”
Jon was examined by an orthopedic surgeon who beneficial reverse shoulder alternative surgical procedure, however he needed one other opinion. “The reverse process appeared like a last answer that will nonetheless end in some main limitations and I didn’t need that.” So, after speaking to a number of individuals who had had an analogous harm, Jon was referred to Dr. Mark Luker at SCL Well being Medical Group/Rocky Mountain Orthopedics.
After a radical examination and assessment of Jon’s x-rays and MRI scans, Dr. Luker urged that he think about conventional anatomic shoulder alternative as a substitute. “Surgical procedure was clearly one of the best course of therapy for Jon as a result of his illness was so superior and he already had nonoperative remedies that weren’t assembly his expectations,” Dr. Luker explains. “He had sufficient rotator cuff to work with, needed a better stage of operate and was keen to take a bit additional danger to get a extremely good end result.
So collectively, we determined the usual shoulder alternative process would give him one of the best probability at getting his life again.
“Dr. Luker took the time to debate my choices, and it simply made sense to do the usual shoulder alternative with some restore to the rotator cuff,” Jon says. “He and his workforce have been unbelievable. They defined precisely what was going to happen and all of the attainable outcomes that I may count on. We made the proper determination and I’m very happy with the outcomes.”
Dr. Luker provides that it actually is a workforce effort. “No person can do that by themselves. We’ve been doing this at Rocky Mountain Orthopedics for 22 years now and my workforce works very exhausting to determine one of the best course of therapy for our sufferers and ship the correct of care effectively, successfully, and safely.
Jon has excessive expectations of what he needs to have the ability to do and our purpose was to return him to that place the place he will be assured in doing these issues.”
Jon says that what he had earlier than surgical procedure was primarily ache. “I couldn’t do the issues I actually needed to do like working or rowing a ship or fishing or simply having the ability to raise issues. Now I can do all these issues. I’m very pleased with what Dr. Luker and his workforce did for me.”
“It’s actually gratifying for me to see Jon return to the issues he likes to do, particularly fishing, as a result of we share that keenness,” says Dr. Luker. “It’s one of many nice joys of being an orthopedic surgeon: seeing sufferers get again to the actions they actually love.”
“I simply thank Dr. Luker from the underside of my coronary heart for what he gave me, Jon says. “As a result of fly fishing means every part to me. If I don’t have that, it’s not an excellent world for me.”