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Will i be able participate in recreational sports following shoulder hemiarthroplasty? I am afraid of damaging the prosthesis.
Probably yes: If you engaged in these sports prior to hemiarthroplasty, then you should be able to, after finishing a complete course of rehabilitation. Good rehab with progressive activities in a home program with periodic monitoring will help. Ask the surgeon -- he/she should be able to give you the best answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The term shoulder defines the area of the body in which the upper extremity is connected to the torso. This area includes the proximal humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, the joints that connect these bones, and the muscles that allow for their motion. Disorder can describe any deviation from normal of the shoulder an injury would imply a deviation from normal caused ...Read more
Will i ever regain the strength in my shoulder following a 4point break of my humerus and subsequent hemiarthroplasty jan 2013? I completed my pt.
Shoulder Hemiarthrop: While strength can certainly improve, it is unlikely to return to normal after a hemiarthroplasty. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Shoulder pain is a nonspecific finding so a lot more specific information and a detailed examination would be needed to give you clear diagnosis. If you have had this a while i recommend you have an evaluation with your primary physician and then perhaps a shoulder specialist if persistent. Learn more at: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more
Shoulder pain: If there has been no recent sprain or other injury and pain is produced or aggravated by shoulder motion, tendonitis is a likely diagnosis. Try cold alternating with hot moist applications and take anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen or naproxen,if you can, for a week. If symptoms persist see your MD or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scoping the shoulder: Arthroscopy of the shoulder generally requires two or three small incisions (one stitch each), so that your surgeon can inspect the shoulder arthroscopically , and perform the surgery necessary in your case. It's outpatient. Most surgeons will have you icing the shoulder immediately after surgery, and taking pain medications. ...Read more
Shoulder Specialist: See a shoulder specialist. Depending on how you fell, you may have an injury that needs more immediate attention. The shoulder specialist will x-ray and examine your shoulder to help you with these answers. They will suggest MRI if they think it's appropriate. You may get better with just therapy alone but getting checked out will help you get on the right path to recovery. ...Read more
IME??: What is IME. Not an abbreviation I am used to using.... ...Read more
Many possibilities: Bilateral shoulder pain can be from many sources: tendonitis, instability, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, referred pain from the cervical spine, etc. Less likely, it could be from a nonorthopedic condtion. If the pain is significant, then it's time to your see doc and move forward with some diagnostic and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Without more detail about your pain, what may have caused it and the dysfunction associated with it. Different types of pain have different causes and different treatments. It's very suboptimal for someone to give you a generic answer for shoulder pain without having a better understanding of what's causing it. An evaluation in person is necessary for appropriate guidance. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
A shoulder hemiarthroplasty (literally half a joint replacement) is when the shoulder end of the humerus bone, where it articulates with the glenoid or shoulder socket is replaced. The glenoid part is not replaced in this procedure. This procedure is sometimes done after fractures that may not be optimal for fracture reconstruction due to severity of the fracture ...Read more