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Distal Clavicle Resection
I'm having distal clavicle resection surgery. What is the recovery time when i can go back to work an able to lift 75lbs?
I'm having orthoscopic distal clavicle resection surgery sometimes it bothers me an other times it doesn't. Is it normal?
Yes: All problems have a tendency to wax and wane discuss with your surgeon / if it causes enough trouble then surg is warranted if not hold off. ...Read more
18 weeks s/p distal clavicle resection and still with significant pain different from pre op. Started shortburst of steroids. How long before it works?
It works fairly fast: B sure Ur surgeon has looked 4 any other cause. ...Read more
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
How soon can I go back to an accounting job (use my arms a lot for typing and compiling papers) after excision distal clavicle surgery?
10-14 days: Would want to check with your surgeon, certainly. But in general, if you had an arthroscopic distal clavicle resection that did not require any associated repair of a torn rotator cuff or ligamentous structure, 10/24 days would be average for return to modified duty; sooner if not too sore. ...Read more
Got discal clavicle resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear. How long out of work?Gotta go back full duty an able to lift 75 lbs. Thank u for the help
Ask your surgeon: Questions re complications, side effects, recovery, disability, etc should be asked of surgeon along w/(consequences of) options prior to undergoing procedure. Surgeon should also be informed of your particular requirements, eg return to work, job description, etc in order to make best recommendation. So go ask surgeon who performed distal clavicle resection + bicep tendon repair what to expect. ...Read more
I had a open acj excision of the shoulder day ago, am a little concerned that the clavicle looks higher on the operated side? Is this normal?
Talk to surgeon: Always discuss your concerns with your surgeon. Yes , this could be normal given your surgery. ...Read more
Got discal clavical resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear "slap repair" question is off an on i get sharp pains in back of my tricep/elbow. Normal?
Why would my MRI show my distal clavicle as white with all other bone dark? My ortho will be shaving down that end just wondering what would cause it.
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