I saw Dr. Youm for a complicated labrum repair in September 2013. I had been increasingly in pain for the several years leading up to the surgery and was suspicious of the idea that the surgery would really address the problem. It did. Recovery from any surgery is necessarily incremental and slow, but within a year I was not only fully functional again, I am completely pain-free. Before the surgery I couldn’t sit still through a meal, much less a movie, because the pain was searing. I would shift around in my seat and eventually just have to get up and walk around until the pain eased. The real test came this Thanksgiving when I drove my standard transmission through three hours of rain and sleet, clutching and maneuvering through complicated traffic…with no pain! I’m very excited to be able to tout Dr. Youm’s remarkable skill and care throughout the process, from pre-operative to post-operative care. I’d whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone who asks.