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Can u please describe in detail what they do when u have arthroscopic labral debridment acromioplasty synovectomy and bursectomy surgery of left 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 more

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Arthroscopy (Definition)

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


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What does postoperative changes secondary to distal clavicle excision&acromioplasty , otherwise negative shoulder mean? Is my rotator torn?

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

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How long does it take to fully recover from arthroscopic acromioplasty with labral debridment surgery?

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

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Had shoulder acromioplasty and bursectomy 11 weeks ago have full ROM but painful wondered if it still should be so sore now?

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

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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

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

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Can i recover fully as a athlete 4 h2o polo after arthroscopic surg. On my shoulder. Not just recovered 4regular activity, i want 2throw and playagain?

Can i recover fully as a athlete 4 h2o polo after arthroscopic surg. On my shoulder. Not just recovered 4regular activity, i want 2throw and playagain?

Yes: Depends on what was done, adequate rehab/therapy . Many patients have returned to high level overhead activities after appropriately diagnosed and treated should problems. ...Read more

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Had shoulder arthroscopic decompression 2 weeks ago how long will the recovery take if i work as a manual packer?

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

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How long does the pain last for after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

How long does the pain last for after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

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 more

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How can I know if I really need to have arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

How can I know if I really need to have arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

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 more

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Has anyone had arthroscopic shoulder surgery that was painfree?

Has anyone had arthroscopic shoulder surgery that was painfree?

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 more

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