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Is it normal to have popping and clicking after shoulder surgery

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Knots can squeak: It is not uncommon to get some squeaking from the knots that are used to secure the repaired tissue back in place via the 6 anchors you described. Thi... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
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
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: No, that is not really a normal postop complaint. Just make sure your surgeon is aware.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Pain/stiffness occur: Pain and stiffness is definitely common at just 6 weeks after a subacromial decompression of the shoulder. Physical therapy and NSAIDs will help. Expe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Pain management tips: Arthroscopic procedures vary greatly in the amount of work that must be done. Post-op pain often depends on 1) individuals pain tolerance 2) consumpti... Read More
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not normal at all. Dislocation?, tendonitis?, late-onset infection? Many possibilities. See Orthopedist who did original surgery
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Odd are, unrelated: Unless you were positioned in such a way that your low back or hip/thigh itself were strained it would be quite unlikely to be related. Realize, if y... Read More
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Yes maybe not soon: Although altered sense of taste and/or smell is an uncommon side effect of general anesthesia, it CAN occur. The anesthetic propofol is the most com... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
You should: If you have normal use of your hand prior to surgery there is no reason you won't have normal function of your hand post surgery. Depending on the su... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Unusual: It is unusual to loose this much weight after shoulder surgery unless you lost lot of blood in the surgery. Some of the pain medication and even the i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: Most modern shoulder stabilization surgery tries to restore normal motion. Some revision procedures using bone transfers may lead to loss of external ... Read More

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