Dr. Stephen Jacobsen at Total Shoulder in Carmel, Indiana, often hears from patients about how he and his team have helped them. We are proud to share a few of those patient testimonials below.
Being an avid outdoorsman, Monty was not about to let a rotator cuff tear slow him down.
“I previously had surgery for a rotator cuff tear, detached bicep, and torn labrum. The bicep and labrum healed fine; however, the rotator cuff re-tore and I underwent another rotator cuff surgery. It didn’t hold, either. This was all within 8 months.” Frustrated that his shoulder would not allow him to do the things he loves, he sought other options.
“I then started looking for other options. I was referred to Dr. Jacobsen at Riverview Health Orthopedics. He put together a plan that involved performing a Stryker™ reverse shoulder surgery. After 3 months, I was as good as new. I was able to return to all the activities that I had been missing out on. I would highly highly recommend Dr. Jacobsen and his staff.”
Monty was so pleased with his result that he sent us this video of him getting back to firing his compound bow about 3 months after surgery.
Being a physician himself, Mike had a good idea of what he was up against when severe arthritis set in at his shoulder.
“Anesthesiologists use our left hand to place the endotracheal tube in patients. I had adapted in a lot of different ways to avoid using my left arm.”
When periodic injections and therapy were no longer cutting it, he made the difficult decision to undergo a shoulder replacement surgery.
“Once I was back to work after surgery, I had to train myself to use my left arm again. Now, it is like the injury never happened. Some surgeons may overlook the individual behind the shoulder and just see the shoulder. A surgeon like Dr. Jacobsen, however, who sees you individually and what the surgery means to you, builds trust and assurance that you’re not a number. Your success is their success.”
Living far away from Carmel, Indiana, did not stop Don from coming in to get his shoulder taken care of!
“Dr. Jacobsen performed a reverse shoulder replacement on my left shoulder. At 15 weeks out, I have 90% usage of my shoulder and am pain-free. I was back to work in less than 2 weeks. Dr. Jacobsen's expertise and easy-to-understand communication style put me at ease. I cannot say enough about his care and ability to restore the normal functioning of my shoulder. I continue to improve, and my physical therapist expects I will get back to 100% usage of my shoulder. I believe that Dr. Jacobsen truly cares about me as an individual – and that is why I traveled from my home in Austin, Texas, to Noblesville, Indiana – because he is simply the best.”
If you’re looking for the best possible care by an orthopedic specialist who focuses solely on the treatment of shoulder pain and injuries, call board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Jacobsen at Total Shoulder in Carmel, Indiana, at (317) 705-4392. You can also request your appointment now.