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what is shoulder impingement
A 29-year-old member asked:
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.
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
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:
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:
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
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:
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
A 41-year-old female asked:
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
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
A 40-year-old male asked:
18 years experience General Practice
Physical therapy: A certified physical therapist will evaluate your specific condition and formulate a plan for you.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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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