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Will i be able participate in recreational sports following shoulder hemiarthroplasty? I am afraid of damaging the prosthesis.

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 more

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Dr. Charles Toman
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Shoulder Injuries (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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Pain in my lower shoulder ?

Pain in my lower shoulder ?

Talk to you doctor.: Make a plan with your doctor. You want to treat the pain while trying to avoid opiates if possible. ...Read more

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What causes pain on top of shoulder?

What causes pain on top of shoulder?

See dr.: Can be ovarian torsion which is an emergency which also causes lightheadedness. Can be referred pain from lower lung infection or problem near diaphragm. Could be impingement of the acromioclavicular joint. Please see a physician to differentiate it. ...Read more

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My shoulder is pain how could i do??

My shoulder is pain how could i do??

Unclear: please provide more details of the pain, when did it start, what makes it worse and better, what kind of pain, where exactly is it, what else do you feel. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a pain in my shoulder?

What is the cause of a pain in my shoulder?

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

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I have pain on my shoulder What should I do?

I have pain on my shoulder
What should I do?

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 more

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What are these knots in my shoulder that move?

What are these knots in my shoulder that move?

It is hard to say: Given the info provided, i'm not sure what you are referring to. My best guess is that you are feeling your greater and lesser tuberosity, two boney prominences on the proximal humerus to which the rotator cuff tendons attach. ...Read more

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Help please? What is shoulder arthroscpoy like?

Help please? What is shoulder arthroscpoy like?

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

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How to tell if i pulled something in my shoulder?

How to tell if i pulled something in my shoulder?

Pain: If you have pain with movement, lifting your shoulders overhead, in front or behind you, you may have pulled or torn something. You may also have a bursitis, or even arthritis. See yourpcp, primary care sports med(pcsm) doctor, or orthopedist if it doesn't get better. ...Read more

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What to do if i fell on my shoulder, lots of pain?

What to do if i fell on my shoulder, lots of pain?

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

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Beilateral shoulder pain?

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 more

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What can cause shoulder pain?

What can cause shoulder pain?

Many Things: You can learn more at http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm shoulder pain can have multiple causes including pain that actually originates elsewhere and is called referred pain. ...Read more

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What does shoulder pain mean?

What does shoulder pain mean?

Many things : Mostly that you are strained or injured the soft tissues of the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of shoulder ?

Any other info?: Age/sex/trauma recently/repetitive motion/frequent use/ any associated symptoms? I can't diagnose or help you blindfolded and hands tied behind my back. ...Read more

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Could my shoulder need surgery?

Could my shoulder need surgery?

There isn't enough: info to be able to tell if you will need shoulder surgery or not. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain?

What could cause shoulder pain?

See below: There are many causes, but the most common are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a complete work up. ...Read more

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What can I do for shoulder pain?

What can I do for shoulder pain?

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 more

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What can cause my shoulder pain?

What can cause my shoulder pain?

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

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Partial Shoulder Joint Replacement (Definition)

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


Dr. Mohammad Khan
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Pain Under The Right Shoulder (Definition)

Pain under the right shoulder is a symptom that can suggest local shoulder problems or problems with the gallbladder (known as referred pain because the nerves that detect pain from your gallbladder run with the nerves that detect pain ...Read more