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is it normal to have popping and clicking after shoulder surgery

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Joint replacements sometimes make sounds, but should not be pain. See the surgeon who put it in.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: A dislocation of your shoulder will result in pain and stiffness as your body responds to the injury. The stiffness will typically gradually improve ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Can happen: Depending in the surgical procedure you had and the position in which you were placed for the procedure, the shoulder may become sore afterwards. Sym ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Need evaluation: Triangular fibro cartilage complex or tfcc injuries if untreated will cause serious disability to wrist function , will have wrist weakness , loss ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up: A more accurate answer will come from the Orthopedic surgeon who performed the procedure. Your symptoms could be consistent with post-op healing.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Popping in knee : It is a common occurrence for people to feel and hear snapping and popping in the knee. After ACL surgery your quadricep tendon becomes very weak and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. sam Tadros
28 years experience Prosthodontics
Upper jaw surgery: you would need to give more detail of the surgery. In general after surgery pain is with in reason also if sedation was involved swallowing pain my be ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Need a careful histo: ry and physical exam and then some imaging tests and maybe some lab tests to establish a sound diagnosis. With that in hand, a rehabilitative program ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
ACL Tear: If your injury is recent, within 2-3 weeks, knee pain and swelling is normal with an ACL injury. Popping can be related to the swelling in the knee. A ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: It is not uncommon for a dislocated shoulder to be asssociated with nerve injury. This can be either numbness or even muscle paralysis. The good new ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No: For a short time after a shoulder dislocation you may feel some clicking in the shoulder. If is persists it needs to be evaluated.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely: A torn rotator cuf never gets smaller. It's like a tear in ur jeans. It's there and every time you hook it with a foot it gets bigger so surgery is th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Popping id ok: Pain and swelling depends on how far put from your surgery you are. Call your surgeon with your concerns.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Much depends on what problem you had and the skill of your doc but pain should improve gradually over 1-2 months after simple decompression
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: There are a number of sensory nerves around that area and it's not unusual for some of them to be irritated by the surgical process causing numbness o ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Bone is cut: Knee osteotomy is where the a bone around the knee is cut (osteotomized) to correct a deformity of the bone or to unweight an area of arthritis inside ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw pain and filling: Some patients are predisposed to jaw pain after dental appointments. This discomfort is likely from holding the mouth open for a prolonged period of t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not unusual: Would not expect you to be pain-free at only 3 wks after a shoulder arthroscopy w/ debridement/decompression. The important thing to note is wether ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Bruxism leads to wear and tear on the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Like people with age related hip and knee pain, the jaw can also degenerate.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, it is possible: 25% of lateral meniscus tears are missed on mri. It is the job of your treating orthopedic surgeon to correlate MRI findings with your symptoms. Som ... Read More
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