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September 3rd marked the 4 month anniversary after Dr. Provencher gave me a new lease on life through Total Shoulder Arthroscopy Replacement. My rotator cuff was gone and short stopped what had been an active life with two German Shepherds, horseback riding, and swimming,. Worse, I could not sleep due to constant pain.
After receiving two surgical recommendations that included multiple surgeries spanning years came with no promise of improvement (I was told I was a poor surgical candidate), I wa despondent. Dr, Provencher, however, recommended single surgery (TSA) that would be performed outpatient, promised virtually pain free recovery, and after PT, he expected me to ride my horse and swim backstroke.
He spoke truth! Not only do I swim, but I have begun riding again. If you are tired of living a compromised life, I heartily recommend the extremely talented Dr. Provencher and his awesome team to surgically repair your body so you can reclaim and change your live.
After many years of great discomfort and rotator cuff surgery on each of my shoulders, I consulted Dr. Provencher after hearing so many good things about him from friends here in Santa Fe, NM. He suggested a full reverse replacement on my right shoulder before my left one. It has now been just over two months and the results have been fantastic! I am so pleased with Dr. Provencher, his wonderful staff and the Vail Hospital. Thank you Captain, you are truly the best of the best! Conrad Hool, film producer
I have been living with a destroyed shoulder for over 40 years. Matthew and his team did an amazing and professional job from the first appointment to the follow up after surgery. The results were amazing. Almost zero post op pain (no opiates) and a very quick rehab. Back on the bike in 8 weeks with more mobility and strength than I have had in a long, long time. I would highly recommend Matthew and his team to anyone with serious shoulder problems. Thank you all.
Dr. Provencher did a complete reverse shoulder arthroplasty on my left shoulder after a diagnosis of severe osteoarthritis.
Though I have not yet completely recovered at 51 days after surgery, I have recovered faster than expected. I can do almost all of my daily activities using the affected arm. I was able to go mountain biking again on easy trails.
I am no famous athlete. I'm just a 69 year old guy.
My experience with Dr.Provencher, Steadman Clinic and Vail Health was exceptional. I have recommended him and his team at Steadman Clinic to others. Thank you all at Steadman!
Dr Provencher and his whole team are second to none. He and his team really listen and take care in what matters to me as a patient. When I decided to go ahead with the reverse shoulder replacement, he spoke with me about what to expect and in the end, my condition created a bit of a challenge as I did not know I had osteopenia in my arm bone. He knew just what to do to make this work and all went well with little pain after surgery. I am so fortunate to have been with an innovative surgeon who cares about my resuming athletics even at my age.
And recently my partner fell playing tennis and hurt his shoulder. We were unable to see a doctor where we live for 2 weeks so we called Dr Provencher’s office and Robin and Katie responded immediately with an appt in 2 days. From the bottom of my heart, I thank the rest of the team as well – Sam, Tyler, Scott, Robin, Katie and more. No reason to even think of anyone or anywhere else.
I first met Dr. Provencher when I was experiencing right shoulder pain after weight lifting. He quickly diagnosed the problem and we decided that surgery was the proper course. The surgery went great and I had almost zero post-operative pain. He sent a video message to me after the surgery detailing his findings and his expected outcomes. I was so touched that he took the time to do this and it added a personal touch to an already excellent experience. As an internal medicine provider myself, I have been on the other side of health care for many years, and I cannot think of a more positive experience than the one I had with Dr. Provencher. Thank you so much to the whole team at Steadman. I will be referring my orthopedic patients to you based off of the wonderful care that I received. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Dr. Provencher is not only one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the world, he is at the forefront of the invention and creation of the new orthopedic treatments used world wide. Athletes from around the world come to him for treatment in order regain their ability to compete on an Olympic or Professional level. There is a reason that star football players, golfers, skiers etc come to him for treatment. I was lucky enough to find him when I needed an operation on my arm. In a bicycle accident, I had lost the use of my dominant arm. Dr. Provencher operated on me with a special surgery that he had help perfect. I now have complete use of my arm and my life back. If you are facing surgery make sure you have the best person operating on you and for my money it is Dr. Provencher.
Dr. Provencher and his entire team are the epitome of what healthcare professionals should aspire to be. Throughout my entire experience, I could feel their empathy, I could hear and see their expertise, and I was treated like family. There is no better complex shoulder, knee, and sports surgeon in the world. My story:
As a former competitive hockey player, I've had my fair share of injuries - specifically on my right shoulder. During my career, I suffered a severe injury to my right shoulder causing not only a collarbone break, but also causing instability in my shoulder joint and my sternoclavicular joint. From there, the wear and tear from continued play created more issues relating to chronic subluxation and dislocation, bone loss, arthritis, and tissue damage. Needless to say I was a mess - and this is wear Dr. Provencher and his outstanding team stepped in.
I have been a patient of Dr. Provencher's for 5 years. He performed the first of two complex shoulder stabilization surgeries on me in 2017, to address the issues in my shoulder joint. As the issues with my sternoclavicular joint grew worse (since I elected not to have surgery on it, although recommended), he then performed a complex "SC" stabilization in 2021 - my second and final repair. Both surgeries were a complete and total success and Dr. Provencher has given me a huge part of my life back.
For years, I coped with acute arm and shoulder pain. I was unable to do the things I loved most: golf, tennis, swim, even work, and most importantly, play and coach hockey. They were some of the most down years of my life. Dr. Provencher, Tyler, Scott, Robin, Katie, Sam, Erica, Zach, and more, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Dr Provencher and his team are absolutely world class. I fly fighter jets professionally, and my personal life is full of outdoor athletic endeavours to include daily workouts, runs, hikes, biking, and my favorite hobby, 30 plus days per winter of downhill and backcountry skiing. So, when I tore my ACL, MCL, and Meniscus on the slopes last winter it was pretty tough to be unable to do my job or favorite pastimes. I researched for a while, and every medical professional that I talked to recommended Dr Provencher. I could not be happier with my experience. From my first appointments, to my surgery, to all my follow up calls and appointments, Dr Provencher and his team have gone above and beyond to provide me with the best surgery and care that I could have possibly asked for. My knee feels very strong, and my PT is very happy with the strength and flexibility that I have achieved thus far. I am flying again, and I plan to be back on the mountain skiing this winter. I would enthusiastically recommend surgery from Dr Provencher if you get injured living an athletic lifestyle and want to return to sports better and stronger than you were before you got injured!
Dr. Provencher and his team at the Steadman CLinic were just amazing. From the time that I booked my appointment until I left the clinic the experience was exceptional. I had intermittent shoulder pain and it was terrible at night. I was really worried that I had some serious issue and needed surgery. I arrived at 245 PM and left the clinic at about 600 PM. I had an XRay, consultation with first his PA (Scott) and then with Dr P, then an MRI, then another consultation with his PA and a shot in my shoulder. What would normally have been 3 visits was taken care of in one, AND today I have almost no pain. What a team! Everybody that I interacted was friendly, professional, patient and totally responsive. I felt like I was an Olympic athlete getting super personalized service. Thanks you all! Dr P was great, but I give more credit to him for creating such a great culture than for his exceptional medical skills.