The last week in August, 2018, I slipped and fell on my elbow while on safari outside Nairobi, Kenya. The following morning I flew to Nairobi and went to the hospital. My arm was put in a splint and I flew home. Since I would not make it back before the Labor Day Weekend, I was given an appointment first thing Tuesday morning. The x rays confirmed that I fractured my elbow and needed immediate surgery.
I saw Dr. Moss and his assistant Lyndsie who took over my case. They were fabulous. I had a lot of pre op testing that had to be done that day in order to have the surgery on Wednesday. I have no idea how they did it but they scheduled all of my appointments in locations that were accessible to me and I was able to proceed with surgery.
The operation went well. Dr. Moss put a titanium plate in my arm. Dr. Moss was confident that with time and the right Occupational Therapy I would be almost 100%. The only thing he said was that I may not be able to do pushups at the gym.
Throughout the following months, Lyndsie was gentle and caring in handling my arm and helping with my concerns . Dr. Moss was understanding. supportive and encouraging as my arm began to heal. I cannot say enough about Sarah Wilson, my occupational therapist, at WOSM. If it wasn’t for Sarah’s knowledge, skill, encouragement and positive attitude during my rehabilitation I would not have made such an amazing recovery. I followed her advice to the letter and it paid off. From not being able to hold a toothbrush , I can now do those pushups!! (see video below)
Thank you Washington Orthopedics. You are amazing.
Karen Goldstein Pushups