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Karl Craig Boatright, MD
(828) 277-7558
313 Water Rock Ter
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael James Goebel, MD
(828) 258-8800
75 Livingston St
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Margaret R Pardee Memorial Hos, Hendersonvlle, Nc; Mission St Joseph Health Syste, Asheville, Nc
Group Practice: Blue Ridge Bone & Joint Clinic

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James Howard Taylor, DDS
(828) 254-8161
675 Biltmore Ave Medical Dental Bldg
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Ronald Neimkin
(828) 253-7521
20 McDowell Street
Asheville, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Park Ridge, Mission Health, Charles George VA
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Stephen Roger Shaffer, MD
(828) 252-4340
1 N Pack Sq Ste 419
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1963

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William J Turbyfill, DDS
(828) 252-8013
3 Doctors Park Ste A 417 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Lacy Eugene Thornburg
(828) 253-7521
20 Mcdowell St
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Joseph M DeMent
(828) 252-7331
111 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Brian Jones, MD
(828) 274-4555
59 Turtle Creek Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1996

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Tally H Eddings
(828) 258-8800
129 Mcdowell St
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Surgeons Recommend Broad Patient Assessment After Surgery for Shoulder

Before and after measurements of pain, motion, strength, and function are a good way to track which patients improve with surgery and rate the level of success or failure for each procedure. But there are over 30 different tests that can be done. All are not equal or reliable. So, to help surgeons decide which test to use and when to use it, this article reviews many of the commonly used before and after outcomes measures.

You may even recognize the names of some of these tests: the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) shoulder outcome score, the Constant Shoulder Score, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH), the Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder Index (WOOS).

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) test has been around for the last 15 years. It was developed by a committee with the hope of using it for research. The ASES can be used with all patients no matter what's wrong with the shoulder. And it can be used for patients treated conservatively (nonoperatively) as well as for those who end up having surgery for their shoulder problem.

The ASES assesses pain, instability, and function (activities of daily living or ADLs). The one major disadvantage of this test is the level of difficulty in calculating the score. It is widely used in the U.S. and Europe and can be used for research and for a general idea of how the shoulder is doing.

The Constant score is used to measure before and after results from surgery, but it can be used with nonsurgical cases as well. It does measure pain, activities of daily living (ADLs), shoulder motion, and strength.

But the Constant score test has not been validated for all different kinds of shoulder problems. And there are problems with examiner bias when it comes to measuring strength and motion. So, for now, the authors of this article who reviewed all the tests don't recommend using it until some of these issues have been ironed out.

Everyone agrees that the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) is a good measure of disability for the arm that can stand alone (i.e., other tests aren't needed along with it). It's a questionnaire patients take answering questions about symptoms and physical function.

It can be completed quickly, scored with moderate ease, and used with many different shoulder problems (e.g., arthritis, tendinitis, psoariatic arthritis, rotator cuff problems and repair, shoulder joint replacement). For general assessment and worker's compensation claims, the DASH can't be beat.

And finally, the Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder Index (WOOS) is rated the best for assessing results of total shoulder replacement and treatment for arthritis of the shoulder. The patient answers 19 questions about symptoms (including pain), sport, recreation, work, lifestyle, and emotional function.

This test can be given in a variety of languages including English, Spanish, French, and German. The WOOS can even b...

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