I’m a baggage handler/ramp agent for a major Air Line have been doing this job for 21 yrs. and it’s a very physically demanding occupation. While I was on my knees turning and twisting and lifting heavy bags inside of airplane cargo hold, I noticed I starting experiencing RT groin pain. Several weeks later I was able to refer myself to Summit Orthopedics. There I met Dr. Jack Skendzel.
Dr. Skendzel explained everything to me regarding my RT hip/groin pain. He told me I had FAI and tears in my hip labrum and he recommended Hip Arthroscopic surgery to repair the Labrum. Just 4 months after surgery, I was back at my very physically demanding job. Dr. Skendzel and his entire team are phenomenal!!! He and his team treat you like family! Your not just another number. It’s been over a year since my surgery and I’m stronger than ever. No pain at all. And I was able to return to my Air Line occupation which, I had doubts I would be able to return or not.
Dr. Skendzel and his physical therapy staff were great. A big shout out to my therapist, Kyle!!!! You pushed me hard and kept telling me, along with Dr. Skendzel, how important physical therapy is and it will play a big role in me returning to my job. I cannot thank the true professionals at Summit Orthopedics enough!! When you go with Dr. Skendzel, you’re in great hands!!! No doubt, this has been the best medical experience I’ve had!! I hope I don’t, but, if I ever need any orthopedic care again, I will not hesitate to contact Dr. Skendzel. You and your team are the best!!!!!
“An active lifestyle requires superior physical function, and I understand that my patients have exceptionally high standards for their performance and joint health. My goal is to return patients to optimal function so that they can continue to perform and master their personal athletic goals.”
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