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WLM | athletics “I needed to be HeRe, not In a HospItal In denveR .” Vincent Carrethers fell and severely injured his shoulder. With his wife just finishing up chemotherapy and three grandchildren in their custody, he couldn’t be far from his family. Vincent turned to Dr. Scott Croft, one of Wyoming’s most experienced fracture care Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Croft trained at a Level 1 Trauma Center, and then practiced Level 1 Trauma orthopedic surgery for 15 years in the Phoenix area. Dr. Croft says that “the advantage of having an experienced orthopedic trauma surgeon here in this area of Wyoming is medically stable patients don’t have to travel for treatment of their complex fractures. They can stay here, close to home, for their surgery and their followup appointments. It’s much less disruptive to their lives.” Dr. Croft also has an interest in joint replacement and sports medicine. Vincent Carrethers and grandsons 58 Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine | Spring 2015 Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 307-358-7302 www.ConverseHospital.com