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A 48-year-old female asked:

had 2 bone spurs removed in rotator cuff 5 months ago still painful to the touch. is that normal?

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Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: It is very common to be tender to the touch where the bone was removed. By 5 months you should be relatively pain free with overhead activity and arm motion.
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
It's hard to tell: If all that was done was removal of bone spurs, you may have some rotator cuff tendon problem. I would see your orthopedic surgeon again or seek another opinion from a shoulder specialist.

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