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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Shoulder Surgery (Definition)

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


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

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

Consult your surgeon: The first person you should turn to if you have problems after your shoulder surgery should be your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the general recovery time from a shoulder surgery?

What is the general recovery time from a shoulder surgery?

This needs 2 B-: -narrowed down. What shoulder surgery. Can B anywhere from fracture 2 rotator cuff from biceps tenodesis 2 shoulder replacement if U tell us the procedure we can give U an answer, but it won't B etched in stone as each surgeon has their own protocol, but it will B close . We usually answer according 2 our own experience ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: shoulder surgery?

What is the definition or description of: shoulder surgery?

Shoulder surgery: Arthroscopic or open procedures to the glenohumeral joint, acromiolclavicular joint, rotator cuff, glenoid labrum, proximal biceps, or capsular tissues. ...Read more

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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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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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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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I had shoulder surgery a couple days ago, when will i be ready to work out again?

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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How can I speed up shoulder surgery recovery?

How can I speed up shoulder surgery recovery?

Quit smoking: Recovery from shoulder surgery can be improved by not smoking which delays wound healing. Diabetics must maintain their blood sugars at appropriate levels. Patients must follow physical therapy and home exercise programs exactly. Proper nutrition is important. Cold therapy (ice) machines have been shown to significantly improve pain levels as well. ...Read more

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After shoulder surgery when will my energy return?

After shoulder surgery when will my energy return?

Quickly: You should start seeing a return of your energy levels within a few days. There is no reason why you can't be up and around, walking regularly (i.e. Resume most of your normal daily activities), which will immediately help the return of your energy. ...Read more

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Can I snowboard 3 months post-shoulder surgery operation?

Can I snowboard 3 months post-shoulder surgery operation?

Talk to your surgeon: If all has healed correctly and you have not pain, you should be fine. But it will also depend on what surgery was done. ...Read more

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After I had shoulder surgery my thighs hurt when I get up and sit down Is this normal ?

After I had shoulder surgery my thighs hurt when I get up and sit down 
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Odd are, unrelated: Unless you were positioned in such a way that your low back or hip/thigh itself were strained it would be quite unlikely to be related. Realize, if you are having any bothersome pain that persists or is causing some level of dysfunction, you should seek an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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1st shoulder surgery was 10/03/2012..scheduled to have same surgery, same shoulder on 07/18/2014. Why does it keep tearing?

1st shoulder surgery was 10/03/2012..scheduled to have same surgery, same shoulder on 07/18/2014. Why does it keep tearing?

Should not: It should not retear - ask your doc to explain why. Some have healing problems (smoker, non-compliant, started PT too fast) , could be technical from surgery. Probably more to it ...Read more

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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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What are the risks of arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Same 4 other surgery: Any surgery has a risks of pain, infection, damage to neurovascular structures or worst of all, failure. In general arthroscopic surgeries have a lower rate of infection than similar open procedures. Arthroscopic surgery provides better visualization with less soft tissue damage. Typically the recovery is faster and there is less pain than with open procedures. ...Read more

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