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Alicia Baisden's Story

64-Year-Old Woman Living Active Four Months After Rotator Cuff Surgery
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My name is Alicia Baisden. On 12-01-2011 I had rotator cuff surgery. Before my surgery I was unable to lift or carry anything over a few pounds without pain. If I overused the right hand, it would also cause pain. I could not do housework unless I used my left hand.

Now that I have had the surgery, I lift and carry my groceries or other bags. I do my housework without fear of pain.

What helped me recover was my physical therapy which was for 11 weeks, but what really helped my recovery was that I had a great surgeon. After surgery I only had to use pain pills for two days. My scars are so minimal that they are almost unnoticeable.

It is very important for me to be able to continue living a full and active life. I enjoy a lot of physical activities and did not want to be limited.

I want to thank Dr Brian Cole and his staff. Everyone always was available for any questions or concerns.


Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.

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