I always knew that the rotator cuff was a marvel of human anatomy providing critical stabilizing support to the shoulder joint.
Last year in May (2018) I sustained a fall, which caused me to completely tear through two of the tendons in my left rotator cuff.
This was my third experience (in the last 2 years) with surgery at HSS. The first was with Dr. Michael M. Alexiades for a labral tear in my left shoulder...
As a strength and conditioning coach, my shoulder injury was affecting not only my daily life, but also my profession.
When I was 19 years old and playing college hockey, I was hit into the boards and tore the labrum in my right shoulder.
As an active 49 year old who plays sports and spends 5-6 days a week in the gym, I was concerned when I tore my rotator cuff in August..
I had what Dr. MacGillivray said was a huge tear of my right shoulder. I now have full range of motion and never endured an ounce of pain.
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to several amazing doctors and the dedicated staff of Hospital for Special Surgery.
One month and 3 days ago I underwent rotator cuff repair, subacromial decompression and an acromioclavicular joint resection...