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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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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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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 had shoulder surgery 3 months ago and I am still in severe pain my MRI from friday shows adhesive capsulitis, burisits and low-grade fraying and partial disruption of the anterior supraspinatus, i had a bursectomy etc why do I have these problems still

I had shoulder surgery 3 months ago and I am still in severe pain my MRI from friday shows adhesive capsulitis, burisits and low-grade fraying and partial disruption of the anterior supraspinatus, i had a bursectomy etc why do I have these problems still

Second Opinion: It is unclear from your question if you are having the same pain you were having prior to your shoulder operation and what the primary diagnosis was in recommending a shoulder operation? It is also not entirely clear to me what exactly was done during your operation and why? I recommend you consider a second opinion to first and foremost establish the primary and secondary diagnoses. ...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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Hi I have bursitis in the shoulder and have been having physio. I have now had pins and needles in the fingers and hand for 5 days. What do I do.

See a physician: The symptoms you are having for this long could be from many sources- carpal tunnel syndrome, clerical nerve impingement or some metabolic or inflammatory disease. It is doubtful that it is related to the bursitis. ...Read more

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What can be done for the pain of bursitis in my shoulder?

What can be done for the pain of bursitis in my shoulder?

PT and NSAIDs: Physical therapy, anti inflammatory medications, ice, and rest are the mainstays of treating bursitis of the shoulder. If that fails, a cortisone injection maybe considered. Surgery is reserved for refractory cases, after all non-operative measures have failed, and a thorough work up to confirm diagnosis is performed. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bursitis in my shoulder?

Usually PT: Physical therapy, anti inflammatory medications, ice, and rest are the mainstays of treating bursitis of the shoulder. If that fails, a cortisone injection maybe considered. Surgery is reserved for refractory cases, after all non-operative measures have failed, and a thorough work up to confirm diagnosis is performed. ...Read more

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