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Arthroscopic Acromioplasty Shoulder
Can u please describe in detail what they do when u have arthroscopic labral debridment acromioplasty synovectomy and bursectomy surgery of left shoulder?
Yes: The labrum is a cartilage ring that can have some tearing . Debridement just means that this is trimmed to a stable edge. Acromioplasty means that the undersurface of the acromion is removed partially(just millimeters). Synovectomy means that some inflamed tissue is removed during surgery. The bursectomy portion is the removal of the inflamed burial tissue above the rotator cuff. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What does postoperative changes secondary to distal clavicle excision&acromioplasty , otherwise negative shoulder mean? Is my rotator torn?
No.: It means the radiologist saw changes in your x-rays that are consistent with the surgery they performed on you. If you did not have any surgery, than it's time to verify the reading with the doctor. ...Read more
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
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?: Id hope that after 3 months your pain would be better perhaps you should check with your surgeon maybe youre just overdoing your exercises? ...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
6-12 weeks : The time it takes to recover varies considerably depending on the person and the actual procedures done during the surgery. Arthroscopic surgery can be a simple bone spur removal or an extensive repair of a massive rotator cuff tear. In generally people are pretty sore for 2-3 weeks requiring narcotic pain meds. Most are in a sling for 6 weeks and require physical therapy 2x/week for 4-6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: The shoulder has a lot of nerve endings in it, and it generally lets you know when its a had a surgery. Icing the shoulder, and cold therapy is very beneficial after surgery as well as sleeping in a reclining chair. Nerve blocks can make the shoulder painfree for several hours after surgery, but most people eventually require pain medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If failed therapy: For most shoulder injuries or conditions, surgery is an option, but only after an adequate amount of time has been allowed for the condition to resolve, and conservative treatment with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and activity modification have been tried. However, surgery might be the best option for painful rotator cuff or cartilage tears, instability, or impingement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively quickly: Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work. However, recovery also depends on the findings of the surgery, any procedures performed during arthroscopy, and complications. Your type of work will also dictate if you can return to full duty (baseball pitcher will take longer than a secretary). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will it take me to get back to work after arthroscopic shoulder surgery on my writing side?
2-8 weeks: Return to work after shoulder surgery depends on what needed to be fixed at surgery and a persons job. Most people can return to a desk job with activity limitations in 2-3 weeks. They will be in a sling for 6 weeks. People with heavy lifting, manual labor jobs will not be able to return to full duty for 8-12 weeks or longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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