My buddy dislocated his shoulder last weekend. I'm wondering if people have any suggestions about a good shoulder specialist in the Denver area. I know there have been posts about this before but can't remember specific names. Thanks.
Dr Loeffler who used to be at CU medical did my bankhart probably 6 years ago and it's been bomber. I'd really recommend him, but I don't have any contact info since last time I tried to get hold of him I was told he didn't work there anymore. He was very understanding of my wanting to get back in and paddle class 5 which none of the others I talked to were. I was very very impressed. And It's held up for 6 years of boating! But, when he tells you that it will look like a cat scratched you, realize that he is talking about a Bengal Tiger...
Richard Hawkins practice now will be hard to come by in Vail; he plans to spend >75 % time in S Carolina.
i'm convinced that it is good to be young when you have shoulder surgery. Most of the pups that visit this site are. Apparently with age the blood supply to surgery diminishes, etc.
But....for my second surgery I'm going for the best mechanic I can find. I'm sure there are some good one's around and some have been mentioned on this site. I do know that Hawkins is one of the best. There may be others that do as well, but not taking any chances the second time around.
I have to wonder about a more general knee, shoulder etc orthopedist in a busy practice. There are so many individual decisions to be made on each repair; going with someone that is a specialist on shoulders with a bunch of associate docs on the program always pushing him/her to keep at the top of thier game--can only be a good thing.
If I understand you correctly...here are some additional info for you. Andrew Parker is the shoulder specialist, as I said before he has done Forsberg's shoulders (those are some pretty important shoulders out there for hockey). He is in practice with a few other docs. One of which is Steve Traina who is the nuggets doctor. He specilizes in knees, note pretty improtant for a basketball player. He did recon on my ACL a few years back - it was the 2nd time my acl blew and now its rock solid (first time was done by another doctor out of state).
I will agree though, these guys are very busy, great reputations and will NOT hold your hand. But do you want your hand held or do you want a solid knee/shoulder, etc...
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