Patient’s Age: 56-years-old
Admission Date: 11/9/18
Admitted From: Home
Discharge Date: N/A
Discharged To: N/A
Length of Stay: 20 days thus far
Reason for Stay: Surgery to repair left shoulder impingement and severe osteoarthritis in L shoulder
How did patient hear about Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Personal Reference
Details of Experience:
Mr. William Sanders began his journey at Bethany on November 9th after having been seen by his orthopedic physician in office for complaints of increased pain along with decreased mobility in his left shoulder and arm. Mr. Sanders has a history of osteoarthritis in his left shoulder and did undergo surgery in 2017 to help with the pain and functionality. At the time of his most recent ortho appointment, he was told that he would need another surgery in order for him to regain mobility as well as decrease the amount of pain he was experiencing, but that it would be an extensive surgery with both physical and occupational therapy following in order to give him the best outcome possible.
Since the day of his admission, Mr. Sanders has had a smile on his face and positive things to say about his stay at Bethany. There are times that one would have come across him in the hallway or lobby and thought he was a visitor instead of a patient because of how well he is able to get around.
Both physical and occupational therapy teams enjoyed working with Mr. Sanders and he has made progress strengthening his right upper arm as well as both legs. His left upper extremity is in a sling to ensure that his surgical site heals properly and is only moved per his surgeon’s orders, so our therapy team assisted him in being able to function without using his left arm and to remain balanced while doing activities of daily living.
During his stay, Mr. Sanders also acquired a urinary tract infection and was most thankful that he was able to receive immediate treatment for the infection and that it did not impede his recovery or therapy.
Mr. Sanders will be going home with instructions to strengthen his right upper extremity, but will only be able to perform passive range of motion with his right upper extremity until he gets further instructions from his orthopedic surgeon. Passive range of motion means that he can assist his own left arm to move, but he should not be actively reaching for, picking up or moving things with that arm. His smile and positive attitude will be missed when he gets to go home.