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Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine

Traumatic Elbow & Arm Injury


  
Michael Mahelski

In late May 2014, while traveling in Amsterdam, I had an accident where I fell off a bicycle and landed on the ground on my left arm. We managed to get to the local hospital emergency room and were informed by the ER doctor that I had severely fractured both bones in my left forearm including the elbow joint. They recommended surgery which could be completed in Amsterdam or back in the US. We opted for treatment in the US due to insurance coverage. Therefore, the doctor in Amsterdam stabilized the joint and discharged me to return home. We quickly did research and found Dr. Jobin listed by my insurance. After reading reviews about him, we set up the initial appointment and met shortly after returning to New York.

Dr. Jobin was very pleasant and helpful when he first met me primarily to confirm the diagnosis and allay my fears about having surgery (since this would be my first significant surgical procedure). After a quick medical clearance, I signed into the hospital and completed the four hour surgery during which time Dr. Jobin repaired my broken forearm. In addition, all of the staff members at NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital were very helpful especially regarding my adjusting to the first day post-surgery.

After discharge from the hospital, the hard work began for me.  Dr. Jobin met with me during follow-up appointments and encouraged me to work through the pain and mobilize the elbow joint as quickly as possible. He referred me for physical therapy which I attended several times a week in an effort to mobilize the joint and strengthen my left arm. After many weeks of very hard work in PT and later on my own in the gym, I was able to essentially get back to my prior state of good health.  Dr. Jobin’s surgical talent became very clear to me through my recovery process. I was able to essentially regain my full range of motion at the elbow joint.  Furthermore, there was no neurological, vascular, or muscular damage from the significant surgery that I had undergone with Dr. Jobin.  Now, approximately a year and a half later, my arm feels normal, and I can do everything that I formerly was able to physically accomplish.  I am working out on a regular basis, enjoy hiking when possible, and have returned to bike riding without any notable limitations.

It is my genuine belief that Dr. Jobin’s care and talent saved my left arm from permanent disability.  This brief summary is my way of thanking him and his staff for their dedication and excellent work.

 

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