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Adema under arm after rotator cuff surgery

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff surgery: The answer to your question depends on many factors including the size of your tear, your range of motion before surgery, the length of time that your ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Check with surgeon: I would see the surgeon who operated on you to diagnose if it is "spasm" and maybe s/he will advise physical therapy &/or muscle relaxant.Best wis ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Common: It is normal to be stiff after surgery but make sure your therapist speaks with the doctor to know specifically what he wants you to do and what restr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Ask your surgeon: This varies from doctor to doctor and also depends on the severity of the tear. It is generally accepted that initially you should avoid any active r ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve irritation: Postoperative parasthesias( numbness, tingling, etc.) are not uncommon after your type of surgery. Nerves that provide sensation/ pain temperature and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be from a: Pinched nerve. Call ur ortho asap. Take care!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is very common. Inform your physical therapist of this and have them alter your treatment accordingly.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Need an exam: It's not possible to give you a diagnosis without examining you and reviewing your history. You won't be able to find the answer to your problem on th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not unusual.: It could be a normal occurence from the swelling associated with surgery. You should check with your surgeon to make sure it's not something else.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: This is not uncommon after rotator cuff surgery because fluids are typically used and after surgery that fluid collects and then drains along the path ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff tear: It would be unusual to develop an arthropathy with just an Infraspinatus tear. It is more common with large chronic Supraspinatua tear
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Reduced shoulder motion is a common complication of rotator cuff surgery. Prevention is multifaceted. Appropriate physical therapy with early passiv ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: That sounds pretty typical. The biceps tear and rotator cuff tear occurs together as part of the same degenerative process. The tears (along with the ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Good result: Most of the time those two producers are combined together to achieve good result because most of the time there is involvement of both.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Talk to your surgeon: If all has healed correctly and you have not pain, you should be fine. But it will also depend on what surgery was done.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
See doctor: Not sure what is going on, but i tell my patients that if something doesn't feel good, refrain from doing it. You might consider seeing your neurosurg ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: Think of the rotator cuff as a rope. A frayed rope will still work until enough fraying occurs and it breaks. For a rotator cuff, it takes about 50% b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat based primarily on the severity of your rotator cuff tear; but in general it is an arthroscopic surgery that is highly successful.a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: A rotator cuff repair takes the torn end of the rotator cuff tendon and reattaches it to the bone with anchors and or sutures. The repair takes from 3 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Latisimus strain: This is best diagnosed with a hands on exam but sounds like your latisimus dorsi muscle is strained. Rotator cuff is often achy down the side of the d ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Not normal: Since shoulder joint is surrounded & stabilized by maximum number of big muscles,post-op recovery can be prolonged & may not be back to normal ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Go to orthopedc surg: How dose do that or sport medicne surgeon.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
AC joint.: The rotator cuff injury would not give you that lump. It may be an arthritic, or inflammed, acromioclavicular joint. See an orthopedic sport medicine ... Read More
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