Dr. Miller: Shoulder Replacement

Dear Dr. Miller. Tomorrow will be exactly one year since my total shoulder replacement. I had been living with worsening arthritis pain in my right shoulder for 10 years before your gentle encouragement convinced me to go forward with the surgery. The outcome seems like a miracle. My new shoulder feels wonderful! When I wake, I must think which shoulder was replaced, as both shoulders feel exactly alike. I have no pain, my strength has returned, my shoulder movement feels normal, my range of motion is better than before surgery, and the scar is nearly invisible. An amazing outcome. Thank you, a thousand times over, for being my doctor and accepting me as a patient. (Letter from K.M.)