|Ahlfeld Sports Medicine Receives Personal Letters
and E-mail from Patients
Patients and their families often send us notes and letters with their sincere thank you's and personal testimonials about their surgical care received from Ahlfeld Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.
These letters offer personal insight into the patients' surgery, postoperative recovery, and often mention their subsequent athletic success. While each patient's recovery and rehab process is unique, most patients do return to active lifestyles and athletic participation at many levels.
We would like to share some of these success stories with you.
(All letters are used with permission.)
Dear Dr. Ahlfeld,
Thank you so much for the poster with all the pictures. That was the best present anyone could have given me. It captures all my favorite moments in my high school basketball career.
Thank you for everything you have done for me these past years.
If it were not for you Dr. Ahlfeld, who knows if I'd even be playing sports.
Thank you for all of your support. I'll be sure to keep in touch.
Dear Dr. Ahlfeld,
I just wanted you and your staff to know that I finished the recent Mini-Marathon in the time of 1:51:53, with a pace of 8:38 per mile.
Thanks to you and your team for the successful surgery performed on my knee on March 6th of this year. Amazingly, only 60 days later, I was able to run the entire 13.1 mile course with absolutely NO knee pain.
Many thanks again, and I hope to see you soon, but not in a professional setting.
Mr. Dave Bradford
Knightstown High School
In his more than 20 years as the men's basketball team physician at Indiana University, Dr. Steve Ahlfeld has helped many players beat their sports-related injury and return to playing safely.
One such player at Indiana University was Brian Evans, a first round NBA draft pick and Big Ten Player of the Year.
Brian Evans comments in a recent interview:
"I suffered an early-season shoulder dislocation in late 1993," recalls Brian Evans, who recently retired from NBA basketball.
Brian adds, "With Dr. Ahlfeld's help, I was able to complete the Indiana University basketball season while wearing a shoulder harness brace."
After finishing the IU season, Evans went in for surgery in April 1994. After three months of rehabilitation with a trainer, he was back to playing pick-up games and feeling great.
Following his shoulder surgery, Brian was selected as the Big Ten MVP, and was a first round draft choice in the NBA.
"I only have wonderful things to say about Dr. Ahlfeld and his entire staff," says Evans.
Former NBA Player with the Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Brian Evans photo copyright© Indiana University Athletics 1995
Read the Briana Bass article from The Indianapolis Star
"Desire Brings Sophomore back From Knee Injury"
by Kristen Leigh Porter