I slipped and fractured my left shoulder this winter and had a CT scan at a local hospital. The orthopedic surgeon on call for the ER told me that I needed urgent surgery and even after the year long recovery, I would not regain full function. The next morning I consulted Dr Allert for a 2nd opinion who presented me with scientific data specific to my fracture suggesting NO surgery. 6 mos later, I am pain free and almost back to normal. Smart Medicine. Great Orthopedist. Highly recommend.