Dr. Peter Vezeridis published a shoulder surgery article entitled “Glenohumeral Dislocation Arthropathy: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management” in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Vezeridis is the lead author of this article on shoulder pain and arthritis following recurrent shoulder dislocations. You can read more about this study by clicking here.
Dr. Horst completed the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) half-marathon on Sunday, October 7th. This race is the third leg of the B.A.A. distance medley. He finished 12 minutes faster this year! Congratulations, Dr. Horst!
Kim Herbert completed Ironman Chattanooga on September 30th. She finished with a time of 12 hours and 22 seconds. They were given a time of 16 hours to complete the race (which was ultimately her goal) and she beat it by 4 hours! Congratulations, Kim!
Excel Orthopaedics attended Stoneham Town Day on September 15th. The event was from 11 am – 4 pm. We had a bunch of giveaways including: keychains, t-shirts, Patriots magnet schedules, hand sanitizer, chap stick, jar openers(everyone’s favorite) and more! We had a blast meeting you all and would love for you to come out to our next event! Stay tuned on our social media channels to see where Excel may pop up next – we’d love to share some of our giveaways!
Excel’s doctors once again are volunteering to cover local football games to be there in case of injury. They are working multiple high school games and are really making a difference. We also donate reusable water bottles to all of the high school teams where we volunteer. It’s important to stay hydrated. If you see our doctors out and about working these football games, please say hi!
Our staff went over to the Woburn Senior Center today to talk about issues affecting hands, wrists and shoulders! We would like to thank the audience for being very engaged and asking great questions. If you would like us to come to your senior center please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a talk.
Excel is pleased to welcome Dr. Josef B. Simon, MD to our practice! Dr. Simon is a Harvard trained, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who completed a spine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Simon specializes in Adult Spine Surgery and is currently taking new patients.
Excel Orthopaedic Specialists has created a fun ‘Feature Friday’ campaign for social media! Every Friday, our team will be picking a patient survey and featuring it across most of our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!) We will be choosing these winners from the surveys our patients have filled out; you can share your own comments here. At the end of each month, we will be picking a random winner from all of the surveys submitted that month to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Enter yourself by sharing your own comments on a variety of surveys that we offer. We began this campaign in order to better our practice standards and give you the best experience that we can possibly offer. At Excel, our mission is to treat every patient like a family member and we believe that this is a good first step to help us achieve this.
Woburn, MA – It was a normal January morning up in Physical Therapy at Excel Orthopaedic Specialists. A patient was set up with a hot pack and was checked on multiple times. Each time he was perfectly fine, until he wasn’t. Carl became unresponsive and began to seize when his physical therapist, Terri Gigliotti, tried to wake him. She then yelled for someone to call 9-1-1 and her coworkers immediately responded and helped her get Carl to the floor.
That is where two other Physical Therapist Assistants stepped in: Bill Martin and Shayne Gaffney. Bill and Shayne provided five minutes or more of CPR until EMT’s could step in and take over. Everyone involved remained calm, responsive and professional. Teamwork and swift action are the main reasons why Carl made it to the hospital in time to make a full recovery.
Now, just a month and a half later, Carl is doing very well. Excel invited Carl and his wife, Carol, to our celebration of both his recovery and our lifesaving physical therapy department. Awards were given and hands were shaken, but nothing was more important than the words Carol had to share: “We almost lost him. I am so grateful to have my husband back and to all of you who saved his life.” There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Excel Orthopaedic Specialists is widely known as a regional center for excellence in orthopedic care.
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As the Coronavirus situation remains ever-changing, the safety of our patients and employees remains our top priority.
We have returned to normal business hours and are currently seeing patients in our office for ALL orthopaedic medical appointments as well as Physical & Occupational Therapy appointments.
We are still offering Televisits as an option for your care.
We want to assure you we are maintaining strict safety guidelines in regard to sanitation of our office and social distancing guidelines as outlined by the MA Dept. of Public Health and the CDC. Please read this updated letter to our patients for further details.
We will continue to provide updates on our website and on our Facebook page. Thank you for your patience, trust and understanding during this challenging time. Be well and stay safe!