Even though he was only 59, Southfield attorney Morey Herskovic had such painful arthritis in his shoulder it would wake him up at night and not allow him to sit for long periods of time.
“I couldn’t sleep. I had no mobility. I couldn’t raise my arm above my head, even with pain,” he says.
Ralph Blasier, M.D., performed a minimally invasive shoulder surgery, replacing the shoulder’s humeral head with a prosthetic.
Because the procedure leaves the original bone in the shoulder socket, it allows for future revisions if necessary.
“I was back to work in less than two weeks. I was driving in two weeks. And I had full use of my shoulder again,” Herskovic says. “I couldn’t be happier with the results.”
This story first appeared in Sinai-Grace Hospital’s Healthy Living magazine. Click here to read more Healthy Living stories.