Cynthiana resident Isaac praises Dr. Reddy following shoulder surgery

To say the last year has been a tough one for Cynthiana resident Lois Isaac would be an understatement. In October, 2020, her son, Terry, passed away. Just six weeks later, she lost her husband of 60 years, Charles, to cancer as well. But despite her misfortune, Isaac kept moving forward into 2021 with yet something else on her mind – the need to continue caring for herself following shoulder repair surgery she had in early 2020 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

Isaac was no stranger to joint repairs and replacements over the years. In fact, she had had both knees and a shoulder replaced in the past. So, when she felt and heard the familiar signs of joint deterioration in her right shoulder, she knew what she had to do"It got to the point where I couldn’t lift anything anymore. I would reach for a glass or put the dishes away, and I could actually hear it grinding in my joint,” said Isaac. “I knew I had to call Dr. Reddy at Harrison Memorial.” 

Reddy, an orthopaedic surgeon at HMH, had previously replaced Isaac’s right knee some four or five years earlier. So, in February 2020, Reddy performed a Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty (RSA) on Isaac’s right shoulder. “The surgery was successful, and I was going regularly to my physical therapy appointments. And then, COVID hit Kentucky,” said Isaac. “At my age, I was nervous about going out in public with the virus. But that didn’t stop the physical therapy staff at Harrison Memorial
Hospital from coming up with a plan to convert my therapy to one I could do myself at home.”

“And, I guess the physical therapy worked!” said Isaac. Today, Isaac feels she’s back to 100% capacity and better than before. Isaac points out that if you restrict your movement as directed other than the physical therapy exercises, the healing continues.

“I would absolutely recommend Dr. Reddy to others. I also enjoyed my time at Harrison Memorial. The nurses are very good at what they do and really nice,” said Isaac.

These days, Isaac’s biggest challenge is trying to limit what she does around the house.“Now, I find myself sometimes trying to do things that maybe I should let someone else do,” she said. In addition to her son,Terry, Isaac has two daughters – Donna Biancke and Heather Crump.

This was the first ever Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty performed at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reddy, however, has performed many of these procedures prior to joining HMH. Reddy also performs several other successful procedures of this kind at HMH. He focuses on all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, including general orthopaedics, and orthopaedic sports medicine, including arthroplasty and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle.

For more information on joint replacement surgery with Dr. Reddy at Harrison Memorial Hospital, call (859) 234-1707.