An Award-Winning Conductor Gets Back to the Music: Jerry Blackstone

Patient: Jerry Blackstone Occupation: Choral conductor & university professor Age at Surgery: 68 Procedure: Total shoulder arthroplasty of left shoulder Thinking about my grandfather’s experience with arthritis, I’m very grateful for my surgery—what a gift! As a Grammy-award-winning choral conductor, Jerry Blackstone was resigned to the fact that his shoulder hurt —it felt like a... Read More

Getting Back to Martial Arts: Paul Beierwaltes

Patient: Paul BeierwaltesOccupation: Martial Arts athleteAge at Surgery: 49Procedure: Two shoulder replacements “I’m now three years out from surgery, and I’m still advancing and getting greater range-of-motion.“ In the late 1990s, Paul Beierwaltes started to notice aches and pains in his shoulders. As an avid Hapkido martial arts practitioner and teacher, he fought through the pain for many years... Read More

An Elite College Pitcher with an Uncommon Injury: Mason Erla

Patient: Mason ErlaOccupation: College baseball pitcherAge at Surgery: 19Procedure: Repair of latissimus tendon “I really appreciated that Dr. Romeo was interested in my career post-surgery.”—Mason Erla When Mason Erla, a 6’ 4” talented right-handed pitcher stepped up to the mound on February 26, 2017, he didn’t know it would be the last time he would... Read More