A Job Well Done
“I recently had surgery on my right wrist to correct deformity caused by rheumatoid arthritis. At my initial consultation, Dr Philbrick recommended a plate for the back of my wrist, as well as a number of other procedures to correct problems with the wrist caused by rheumatoid arthritis attacking tendons, bones, etc.
I asked if there were any way other than inserting a plate, as I wanted to retain movement of my wrist. He said he would research it and discuss options in 2 weeks with me. When I came back in 2 weeks, he said he believed he could perform surgery that would retain some movement in my wrist but couldn’t guarantee it until the surgery was started and he could see more detail.
I had the surgery which took place under very light sedation(I was awake and spoke with the team during surgery). Not only did he save my wrist movement, but a tendon on my little finger which was believed to have been ruptured, was intact and just had its movement restricted.
To say I was pleased with the results, is an understatement. Surgery on the wrist for rheumatoid arthritis is not very common and I’m very happy that I found a surgeon that listened to me, took time to research the matter, and then had the skill to execute what I would assume to be a very difficult surgery.
Dr Philbrick has my highest recommendation.”
– Patient George Tkachuk