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Arthroscopic Acromioplasty Recovery
How long does it take to fully recover from arthroscopic acromioplasty with labral debridment surgery?
Shoulder: Usually 6 weeks, depends upon cuff, bone, tendon conditions preop. Also depends upon adequate motivation and exercisept postop. ...Read more
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more
Can u please describe in detail what they do when u have arthroscopic labral debridment acromioplasty synovectomy and bursectomy surgery of left shoulder?
See Below: Acromioplasty (commonly referred to as spur removal or shaving) is one of the most commonly performed shoulder procedures and is also considered to be one of the most overperformed procedures. I would recommend you consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist to firmly establish the reasons behind your shoulder pain. http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/labrum-tear-slap-lesion. Htm for more... ...Read more
I am 13 weeks post acromioplasty have very painful full ROM should I be in that much pain now? What can I do to sort this out seeing specialist 29/12
Shoulder pain: With an isolated acromioplasty, usually you would not be in a lot of pain by 13 weeks. Many times the pain comes from inadequate rehab right after the surgery. There can also be issues with frozen shoulder. It is vital to get the shoulder moving as much as possible as soon as you can. Usually working with a physical therapist that specializes in shoulders will expedite the recovery. ...Read more
What does postoperative changes secondary to distal clavicle excision&acromioplasty, otherwise negative shoulder mean? Is my rotator torn?
I had Acromioplasty and 7mm of clavicle was shaved, but still have impingement/pain. How much more clavicle be shaven off to relieve pain. Is7mm limit?
3mm more: The goal of a distal clavicle excision (shaving collar bone) is to remove approximately 1cm of bone. If too little bone is removed, pain may persist. If excess bone is removed, the collar bone joint (AC joint) can become unstable. In your situation, if you had 7mm of bone removed from your distal clavicle, approximately 3mm more can be removed without causing complications. ...Read more
Had shoulder acromioplasty and bursectomy 11 weeks ago have full ROM but painful wondered if it still should be so sore now?
Should be better?:
I'd hope that after 3 months your pain would be
perhaps you should check with your surgeon
maybe you're just overdoing your exercises? ...Read more
Acromioplasty (Nov 2015)didn't solve issues. DR said he could shave more clavicle off, but risking joint instability. Any opinions or advise, please?
Resection: If the symptoms are related to the Ac joint, then a resection of the distal clavicle is the typical recommendation. It really comes down to the specific reason you are still having pain. ...Read more
Would an MRI clearly show if someone had Acromioclavicular Decompression and Resection or not? Is Acromioplasty same as a surgery mentioned above?
Yes: And yes. A plain and cheaper plain x-ray would show the same. ...Read more
Learn more about this topic here:
http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/
and http://theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm
it's important to have a clear diagnosis and cause for your shoulder pain before considering surgery. ...Read more
12 Weeks: On average, complete recovery is about 12 weeks. It depends a lot on your participation in physical therapy and the type of activities you do. Many patients are resume normal activities in about 6 weeks, but need to continue therapy to strengthen the shoulder and perform repetitive overhead maneuvers. Athletes who are put in stressed positions, need to continue strengthening during their career. ...Read more
As far as complications and recovery, which is better MUA with arthroscopic release or just an arthroscopic release?
Both: Have inherent risks. Mua has risk of humerus fracture while release has risk of infection, pain, and injury to axillary nerve. I usually do a small mua if I have to do a release to make it easier to get into the joint but the drawback is that mua causes bleeding which hinders the view they the scope ...Read more
6-8 weeks: This depends on the procedures performed, but most people are able to return to most of their activities at 8 weeks. People are typically working with physical therapy for 6-8 weeks after surgery. People involved in heavy labor may take 3 months to return to work. Some people will still have gradual improvements 6-12 months after surgery. ...Read more
3 months: It depends on the exact procedure performed. If something is repaired like the rotator cuff or the labrum you have to wait for this tissue to heal. This lengthens the recovery. If all that is performed is a decompression, there are no real restrictions after surgery so recovery is faster. ...Read more
Let me explain:
Let me start with question, did you have mri, if you have it will if the meniscus torn or not.
There is two they could address your question.
1-if the meniscus is not torn they could take the cyst out by small incision, that will not require arthroscopy.
2-meniscus torn (positive mri) yes you need arthroscopy. ...Read more
Recovery time varies: Among individuals and can range from 4-12 weeks. Ask for pain meds- nsaids, muscle relaxers and opiods from your orthopedic surgeon. Physical therapy post op would definitely help. God bless u! http://www. Humpalphysicaltherapy. Com/mobile/injuries-conditions/shoulder/research-articles/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-snapping-scapula-syndrome/a~2058/article. Html. ...Read more
Had shoulder arthroscopic decompression 2 weeks ago how long will the recovery take if I work as a manual packer?
Depends on pain: Generally there are no restrictions after an isolated decompression. Depending on your pain and range of motion you should be able to get back to work in 2-6 weeks. It may be sore but you can still work. Obviously, you should speak to your surgeon about individual clearance. ...Read more
expect 6 to 8 weeks for a typical ankle procedure.
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It Depends: On how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope I typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they have a sedentary job. Otherwise, most people can start getting back to work at 2-3 weeks depending on their job. Strengthening of the quadriceps muscle is key as this shuts down with knee surgery of any kind. Most people are near full by 4 weeks. ...Read more
1-6 weeks: For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from. ...Read more
Knee scope Recovery:
Reovery after a knee scope
depends on what was done. The surgeon may not want you bear weight on the knee for 3-6 weeks if certain procedures are done. Since basketball inolves quite a bit of stress to the knee I would not let my patient return for a minimum of 3 weeks if a simple meniscectomy was performed; more if a meniscal repair, microfracture or other restorative procedure. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It depends on what is being done with the arthroscopic procedure. It may be a long recovery if it is a fusion or ligament reconstruction, for example. But, it may be relatively a short recovery with a joint clean out. Ask your surgeon that question and they will guide you. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: Knee arthroscopy is highly dependent on the procedure being performed along with it. Trimming a torn meniscus can lead to immediate relief and return to function while acl or PCL reconstructions take 8-9 months to recover. It also depends on your conditioning before surgery. Pain from quad weakness and tendinitis will not improve at all after surgery. It will depend more on rehab. ...Read more