At California Pacific Orthopaedics, we have helped our fair share of professional athletes return to their passion – whether on the track, field, court or gym. Dr. Keith Chan had the opportunity to help one extreme athlete return to the sky within just a few months of surgery. Nick, a professional paraglider, had right shoulder surgery with Dr. Chan, exactly one year ago today. For those of you that don’t know, paragliding is free-flying where the pilot is harnessed in below a fabric wing, using suspension lines and aerodynamic forces, instead of a motor, to take flight.
Nick has traveled the world paragliding, setting records and winning championships. He has shared some pictures and his story below. Check it out!
“My shoulder feels 200 percent better than it did. I am a national champion paraglider pilot and Dr. Chan helped me return to top condition. Only problem is that my other shoulder feels so much worse than my new good one. He was professional, took the least invasive path, and most effective. I’m truly grateful.”