I wanted to thank you for the guidance, proper diagnosis and care in getting through surgery as well as the recovery process with my hip surgery in September 2016.
I tore my rotator cuff on February 14th, 2015. I was due to deploy six days later. Dr. Miyamoto not only worked me into his schedule but had completely repaired my shoulder in two weeks.
I recently had my 1 year follow-up visit with Dr. Miyamoto. He performed a total left shoulder replacement in October of 2014. I am doing things with my left arm that I was unable to do for quite a while, pain free. I am thankful and amazed.
I received a reverse shoulder replacement in May and have made a full speedy recovery. Dr. Miyamoto is my miracle worker and a great surgeon. I first saw him early 2014 with arthritis in my left shoulder. My arm was immobile and painful. I could not do ordinary daily activities if they involved the left arm. And, I was driving with one hand. Surgery was not an option then due to my age (80) and other medical issues.
In September, 2012, during travel soccer season of my high school junior year, I started to have severe problems with my left hip. I went to one doctor who performed an x-ray on my hip but nothing showed up.
3 days post-op of my ACL reconstruction surgery I started my physical therapy. With hard work I was about 85% back to normal in about 2 months and just needed to continue to strengthen my leg so I could be completely back to normal.
Let me start by saying that Dr. Miyamoto is a great doctor. After spending months going to different doctors and sports medicine specialists who did not really seem to understand my situation and incapable of giving me a diagnosis,
I had pain during exercise, especially while playing soccer and dancing. My injury impacted the length of time I could exercise as well as how vigorous the activity could be.
Last year I tore my meniscus in my left knee while playing flag football. The pain of feeling the tear was unlike any pain I've ever felt before. I instantly could not walk and knew something was very wrong.
In October 2010, I ran the Army 10 miler. I experienced a great pain in my knee around mile 8 and had to hop along to the finish. The next day, I could barely walk - I felt like my running days were over.