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Dr. David Bailie
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
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Scheduled for my 2nd shoulder surgery in 3 weeks. 1st surgery = 100% rom no complications but it tore again while fishing. Why does it keep tearing?

Scheduled for my 2nd shoulder surgery in 3 weeks. 1st surgery = 100% rom no complications but it tore again while fishing. Why does it keep tearing?

SLOW down: If you had a repair of anything in the shoulder, it takes 8-12 weeks to heal, restore motion and strength enough to do certain activities. Sounds like you returned to activity way too soon. Something does not make sense- get a 2nd opinion ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Shoulder Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic or open procedures to the glenohumeral joint, acromiolclavicular joint, rotator cuff, glenoid labrum, proximal ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
360K people helped
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How difficult is it to get a waiver for the army because of a shoulder surgery.?

How difficult is it to get a waiver for the army because of a shoulder surgery.?

Shoulder surgery: All you need is a current exam that fines you in good health and stable recovered shoulder ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
17 years in practice
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I had shoulder surgery a couple days ago, when will i be ready to work out again?

Cannot say: This is not a question that can be easily answered. The specifics of a patient's aftercare is dictated by the specifics of your case. The person who is most familiar with your case is your orthopedic surgeon. Therefore, your orthopedic surgeon's answer to this question is the most valid. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Board Certified, Orthopedic surgery, hand surgery
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When does someone absolutely need to have shoulder surgery?

When does someone absolutely need to have shoulder surgery?

An infection: If you develop a shoulder infection you need to have it drained and the best way if surgical arthroscopy. If you have recurrent shoulder dislocations or a symptomatic rotator cuff tear and you are under sixty you should highly consider having surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What is the definition or description of: shoulder surgery?

What is the definition or description of: shoulder surgery?

Shoulder Procedure: Any intervention that breaks the skin's natural protective barrier against foreign invaders may be technically considered a surgical procedure. Most people think of surgery where an open incision is made but increasingly many complex repairs can now be performed without a large incision (arthroscopy or key hole surgery) http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-surgery.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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I just had major shoulder surgery and now nothing tastes right or good. Will my tastes return to normal anytime soon?

I just had major shoulder surgery and now nothing tastes right or good. Will my tastes return to normal anytime soon?

Yes maybe not soon: Although altered sense of taste and/or smell is an uncommon side effect of general anesthesia, it CAN occur. The anesthetic propofol is the most common anesthetic culprit. (In Michael Jackson's case, it sadly altered his sense of common sense). With time, the anesthesia and its metabolites will clear out and your taste sensation will return. If it's not back in 14 days, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I'm having post shoulder surgery issues! please help me!?

Need More Info: Please discuss this with your surgeon. If it has been some time and you still are concerned consider a second opinion. Without more information about what specific issues you are having it is difficult to provide more help. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
30 years in practice
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How long does shoulder surgery take?

How long does shoulder surgery take?

Can't say...: Too much depends on exactly what procedure is performed - and if you are referring to surgical time or recovery time. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Board Certified, Orthopedic surgery, hand surgery
40 years in practice
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Can you tell me how I could exercise after shoulder surgery?

Can you tell me how I could exercise after shoulder surgery?

Depends: The exercise program depends on what surgery you had. I should be designed by a therapist to a prescription from your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
48 years in practice
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What to do if I have problems after shoulder surgery..?

What to do if I have problems after shoulder surgery..?

You must call: your provider. He/she is the one to address this issue. ...Read more

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