"I was having right shoulder pain for several months when I finally went to see Dr. McDonald. A MRI indicated a possible tear in the rotator cuff and he initially treated me with several injections and physical therapy. I was not improving as much as I would have hoped, so it was decided that surgery would be recommended. I was quite worried about the procedure and especially the long recovery. The MRI did not confirm a complete tear, so the outcome could not be guaranteed. Dr. McDonald did a wonderful job explaining everything and reassuring me this was the right thing to do. When I came out of surgery, I was shocked to find out that he did not need to do an actual repair, but just a clean up of the area around the tendons. In just a few weeks, I was doing very well. Just a few months later, I was mostly recovered. The team at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists did a great job!" -- Michael Y.
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