Jackie Marenholz didn’t wear a winter coat for two years. Why? It was too painful. Osteoarthritis in her right shoulder made simple tasks – such as lifting her arm to put on a coat – extremely difficult.
Orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Shea with the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the UConn Health Center specializes in shoulder repair. Immediately after the procedure, Jackie’s pain was gone, and within a couple of weeks she was back doing the everyday tasks she had long been avoiding.