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Other Shoulder Questions and Answers

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Shoulder surgery removed bone spur 
I had arthroscopic surgery on my right shoulder in June 2008. Prior to surgery I had alot of pain and was on pain meds for a long time. I had pain through …

calcium deposits in shoulder 
I've had calcium removed from my arm twice now. 2nd time..almost none but was told it was the shell (which was quite big) that was causing the pain. He …

SLAP Tear Questions and Answers 
I am in my late twenties and I am an active athlete. I play soccer in the fall and spring seasons. I play softball during the summer months. In soccer …

Sleeping after rotator cuff surgery 
Hi - I've read some of the posts and also have heard from other sources the value of a recliner for sleeping after rotator cuff surgery. May I ask why …

SHOULDER PAIN AFTER SURGERY 
iHAD SHOULDER SURGERY ALMOST 3 WEEKS AGO, HAD A SMALL TEAR, BONE SPURS AND HAD SOME BONE SHAVED. iS IT NORMAL TO HAVE PAIN IN MY ARM WHEN I TRY T LIFT …

Questio - Slap Tear (type 2, surgery or rehab?) 
My son just got diagnosed with a small type 2 slap tear. The doc said it would only probably take 1 anchor. We're waiting 6 weeks because he said there …

Question - Shoulder (pain after arthroscopy) 
How long did pain last after arthroscopic shoulder surgery even with painkillers?

4 months after labral tear surgery 
I had surgery to repair a slap tear, bicep tendon reattachment and decompression 4 months ago. I still have quite a bit of pain and haven't had a decent …

Did I dislocate my shoulder? Do I need surgery? 
When I was 18, my first shoulder problem occurred was when I was boxing a friend (high school) and swung hard with a right. My friend dodged the punch …

Rotator Cuff Surgery (side effects of SAD) 
I have a partial rotator cuff tear and my orthopedic surgeon has recommended surgery. I have viewed an online animation of the surgery, which shows removal …

Question - Dislocated Shoulder 
My son recently dislocated his shoulder during football practice. He is a sophomore with 2 years left and the season is over. At the time of the injury …

What can I do about my shoulder? -Dislocation- Can't have surgery. 
I dislocated back in January playing basketball, three times in one game. It wasn't good. The first time it happened I had no idea what was wrong, then …

Subacromial Decompression surgery questions and answers 
i just had a procedure done to remove swelling and tissue in my shoulder. its my dominate arm. i work as a correction officer what kind of time table …

Question - Rotator Cuff (decreased pain before surgery) 
Sounds like by the time you get this, I would have already had my surgery, but I would still like to know the answer. I'm a massage therapist and have …

explanation of shoulder injury/surgery (Bankart Repair and Capsulorraphy) 
my 16 year old son just underwent a capsulorraphy and bankart repair to his right shoulder with complete avulsion of his ligaments and stripping off of …

Question - Shoulder Surgery (SLAP and Rotator Cuff Repair) 
I recently had arthroscopic surgery on my dominant shoulder, with the following diagnoses: 1. Labrum Tear SLAP Lesion "9 o'clock - 3 o'clock". 2. Full …

Question - Full-thickness Supraspintus tears 
Dear Sir, I had an accident where a car rear-ended me. I suffered pain in neck and shoulders. The X-ray of neck revealed DDD at level 4 and 5 of cervical …

healing time for a lateral clavicular growth plate fracture (nondisplaced) 
A 16 y/o sustained a lateral clavicular growth plate fracture while playing school football 5 weeks ago. The fracture was diagnosed by MRI. There is no …

Question - Shoulder Joint (anterior posterior muscle balance) 
Why is it essential that both anterior and posterior muscles of the shoulder joint be properly developed?

bone spur on shouder (surgery for impingement) 
I have been having some problems with my shoulder when I raise it while lifting. The x-ray showed a small bone spur and some minor tendonosis of the rotator …

Second Operation on Left Shoulder. 
I play rugby and have had a lot of dislocating shoulder trouble as a result. I had Arthroscopy to stabalize my left shoulder in 2003 and the same on my …

glenoid fracture 
I had a 300 lb compressed gas cylinder begin to fall I grabbed it and it placed a huge amount of traction on my right shoulder. I have had a MRI and shows …

Shoulder Pain in Right Pitching Arm 
I'm a pitcher in college and in the summer i was training probably harder than i should have been training. i was working out one day, and the next day …

Question - AC Seperation Rehab 
I had an AC separation in early April 2008. Most of the pain has been gone for several months but strength and full mobility has not returned. My shoulder …

Question - Clunking in Shoulder 
Dec. 13th I had rotator cuff surgery and am still not back to work. I had a tear of the supraspinatus tendon on the articular side measuring 2cm. The …

Question - Shoulder Dislocation (gunslinger immobilization) 
This upcoming Sunday will be six weeks since my shoulder dislocation. I am a baseball player and dislocated my non-throwing shoulder. The shoulder was …

Problems After Subacromial Decompression Surgery 
I've read your excellent article - however it failed to mention side effects after this procedure. I have had this surgical procedure done - removing …

Question - Shoulder (pain and ROM loss) 
I am having progressively increased L shoulder pain ( I am right handed 46 year old nurse)and loss of ROM. Forward activities do not seem to irritate …

Question - Tendons Breakdown in the Shoulder 
My mother just had surgery to repair tendons in her shoulder...but the x-rays did not show the severity of the problem. After going in to repair the …

Question - SLAP TEAR (2-11 o'clock) 
My name is Wayne Slack I am a 42 yr old Male in the US. Navy stationed in Bahrain. My MRI revealed a 2:00-11:00 position tear. Is this a bad tear? …

Question - Pain After Shoulder Surgery 
I had shoulder surgery in November for 2 tears of the labrum, partial bursectomy, and partial release of coracoacromial ligament. On the report it also …

Question - Rotator Cuff Tear (surgery or not) 
I have a small tear and impengment in my rotator cuff. It is painful to reach, push, pull, lift etc. Orthopedic doctor wants to do sugery but I've heard …

Might Not Work (rotator cuff surgery)  
I've been told that I have a torn rotator cuff. I will be starting on my second set of PT within the next few days. The first PT was under the impression …

Limitation of lifting any weight after Subacromial Decompression surgery? 
How long after an arthroscopic subacromial decompression surgery is the patient limited with lifting weight with the surgical arm. I need to have …

Question - Pectoralis Tear (Surgery?) 
I am awaiting surgery for a pectoralis tear... just a quick question. Clearly I have torn the pectoralis major tendon where it connects to the arm/shoulder. …

Rotator cuff tears, surgery, and rehabilitation questions 
I had surgery July 5, 2007 for a full thickness repair of the superaspinatus and am starting to lift weights again. I am having extreme difficulty, even …

Return to work after shoulder rottor cuff surgery 
I HAVE HAD SHOULDER PAIN FOR OVER 8 YEARS AFTER A JOB INJURY (HAVE HAD MANY INJECTIONS, PHYSICAL THERAPIES ,ETC ). SURGERY WAS LAST WEEK WITH REPAIR OF …

Physical Therapy Post Shoulder Surgery 
Do you know where I can find on the web a complete guide to physical therapy (PT) exercises that will assist in recovery post surgical Shoulder Subacromial …

Question - Shoulder Pain 
Hey, my name is Zain, I am 18 years of age, and I play rugby. Recently I hurt my right shoulder during the game, it was bugging me during the game but …

Question - Pec Tear / Surgery 
Rehab after surgery Follow Up Can you provide a little more information about your injury and surgery as well as specific questions you have about …

Will I miss work after shoulder scope and decompression 
I am scheduled for a shoulder scope and decompression on May 9th 2008. The surgery is on Friday and I have work on Monday. I am a high school teacher. …

Long Head of the Bicep or Acromion Clavicle  
I was performing a bench press movement in bodybuilding and have been getting some discomfort around the acromion. If I extend my arm out in front of …

Selected Questions about Bankart Tears and Surgery Not rated yet
My MRI report says I have a SLAP tear and tear of the posterior inferior labrum. Does this mean that I have a SLAP tear and a reverse bankart lesion at …

Questions and answers about labral tears Not rated yet
Hi, I have recently had a labrum repair on my shoulder (almost 12 months ago), however my shoulder is very very slow in recovering. My range of movement …

Acromioclavicular Joint Questions - AC Joint Not rated yet
I just survived a motorcycle accident and I have a left shoulder AC grade III. It is tough to stomach the fact that you will always have a bone jutting …



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