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what is shoulder impingement

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
About an hour: Most impingement surgery should be done in about an hour. If the rotator cuff needs to be repaired, then an additional hour may be required.
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Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1hr to scope: Typically this arthroscopic procedure takes about an hour and can be done with a combination of regional/general anesthetic. The inflamed bursa and b ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Internal or external: impingement means bumping up against something. can be outside the rotator cuff(for example acromial spurring can impinge) or can be withing the shoul ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The structure of: The shoulder remains the same but by activity modification it can b less of a problem. Avoid overhead, throwing. These r a couple of things 2 avoid. A ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Buford
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest, rehab, NSAIDs: Initial treatment for shoulder impingement is aimed at stopping activities that worsen the symptoms. Rehab involves exercises that strengthen the rota ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
20 years experience Pain Management
Totally!: peninsulaortho provided this http://www.peninsulaortho.com/downloads/Impingement.pdf This is immensely helpful!
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Shoulder impingement: Last option should be surgery. Physical therapy for posture principles for neck and shoulder as well as scapular stabilizer muscle and rotator cuff mu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: It depends on your pain and whether or not a surgery can help you. If the pain does not limit you then you can wait as long as you want. Check with ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Exercise: This is not likely to be a good question for this simple app. I would advise that this question be directed to a trained exercise specialist or physic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Neyman
18 years experience General Practice
Physical therapy: A certified physical therapist will evaluate your specific condition and formulate a plan for you.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 months: 2-3 months for complete recovery. If cuff repair performed at same surgery, then 4-6 months for complete recovery.
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