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A 42-year-old female asked:

In september i had arthroscopic surgery on my left shoulder. i had labral and ac debridement, bursectomy and decompression. why am i still in pain.?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Shoulder scope: Check with surgeon to make sure no infection or new tears.
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Many reasons: The first thing to do is check with your surgeon. Continued pain after a surgery can be from an improper diagnosis, not fully taking care of the problem during surgery, or recurrent tears at the shoulder. Without knowing what you were going in for -- i.e. What was your diagnosis, it is difficult to tell if what was done to your shoulder was the correct thing. Check with your surgeon.

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