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Can bursitis in the shoulder be treated by surgery?

Can bursitis in the shoulder  be treated  by surgery?

Yes: If you have exhausted all nonoperative options, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, activity modifications, and injections either steroid or toradol, then surgery becomes the remaining option. Typical surgery for this would be arthroscopic subacromial decompression. Recovery may take up to 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

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I dislocated my shoulder over a year ago I have had 49 weeks of pt and 3 injections.. I still have pain and weakness but they wont do surgery they say my burcitis isnt bad enough, any other opinions?

I dislocated my shoulder over a year ago I have had 49 weeks of pt and 3 injections.. I still have pain and weakness but they wont do surgery they say my burcitis isnt bad enough, any other opinions?

MRI, arthroscopy: A year of pt is enough. Injections cure nothing, so stop. Dislocation warrants consideration of labral or cuff tears. Bursitis only describes symptoms. Determine injured structures by exam and mri. "pain and weakness" for a year is surgical indication enough, but find what structure needs to be fixed. Find an orthopedic surgeon trained in shoulder arthroscopy and you should have a great result. ...Read more

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I just received rotator cuff surgery 6 days ago I have very little pain in my shoulder but extreme pain in my forearm..Y is that i had a patial teer and a full tear that was repaired along with spur and some burcitus that was removed i just donk know why

That : That may be referred pain from the nerve. Keep an eye on it, and if it is worsen or persists, let your surgeon know, or if course if you had fever, increased swelling, or redness. Sometimes the surgery puts "traction" on nerves, and causes pain in odd areas after surgery. ...Read more

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How should shoulder bursitis be treated?

How should shoulder bursitis be treated?

See below: Get xrays first. Next, your orthopedist may recommend a trial nsaid's and therapy. Next, if pain persists a subacromial space injection in the shoulder region may be considered. Failed injections and conservative measures may lead to need for an MRI evaluation and possibly even surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with a left shoulder impingment and chronic bursitis. Is arthriscopic surgery the only remedy? If so is it common?

1-3: Conservative firs, t, nsaids. Activitymodification. Then 2'nd injection into the subacromial bursa, ; 3'rd ; last resort is shoulder decompression. That 2 me is the best path 2 follow. ...Read more

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Shulder surgery in august 2013, for severe bursitis and bone shaved off as it rubbed against the muscle. All been well until it cracked and now pain?

Shulder surgery in august 2013, for severe bursitis and bone shaved off as it rubbed against the muscle. All been well until it cracked and now pain?

Have it reevaluated: Then you must see the orthopedist and have the shoulder reevaluated. There is no way to determine the cause of the new pain over the internet. ...Read more

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I have a Morton's neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis. Cortisone helped a lot but I still can't run or power walk. Should I consider surgery?

I have a Morton's neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis. Cortisone helped a lot but I still can't run or power walk. Should I consider surgery?

No, not after one : Injection. I find injection therapy works better than 90percent of the time. Do consider orthotics. Cortisone is likely the standard but I use dehydrated alcohol injections more in my own practice. ...Read more

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