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Do collagen tablets decrease healing time after a shoulder operation?

Do collagen tablets decrease healing time after a shoulder operation?

We just don't know: There are no well controlled double blinded crossover studies in humans to prove that collagen supplements work any better than placebo. Knox gelatin powder may work as well for shoulder injury as any supplement being sold online or at your corner health food store. Most hydrolyzed collagen comes from cattle, pig, fish, and hoses byproducts, so watch for food allergies. Vegans beware! ...Read more

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Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


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My shoulder popped out 10 times since 2010. If i don't do the surgery is there any possibility to remain paralyzed? If yes does it guarantee healing?

My shoulder popped out 10 times since 2010. If i don't do the surgery is there any possibility to remain paralyzed? If yes does it guarantee healing?

Shoulder Specialist: Chronic instability can result in traction/torque to several nerves about the shoulder-axillary and suprascapular nerves so some patients can experience severe shoulder weakness due to the nerve injury. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-surgery/playing-can-worsen-already-damaged-shoulders/ consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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77 yo w/osteoporosis , broke shoulder, 4 places, odds of it healing w/o surgery? She healthy otherwise and always full of energy.

77 yo w/osteoporosis , broke shoulder, 4 places, odds of it healing w/o surgery?  She healthy otherwise and always full of energy.

See below : Sounds to me a partial shoulder replacement . She has several risk factors for fracture non union . The "parts" of the fracture , displacement , pre existing disease , hand dominance and patient activity and future expectations are some of the considerations to determine the best treatment . Ask your orhropaedic surgeon and if not happy or you donot hear what you wanted , get 2 nd opinion speciali. ...Read more

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Mri results show a tear in the tendon on my sister's shoulder. Will be going under surgery. How long will the healing take?

Mri results show a tear in the tendon on my sister's shoulder. Will be going under surgery. How long will the healing take?

Depends: On if full thickness versus partial, and also on number of tendons involved, presence or not of osteophyte and integrity of the glenohumeral joint. Arthroscopy should heal faster than open surgery, follow physical therapy instruction. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after an operation on a shoulder. I have an exstensive slap tare to the upper librum?

Expect 3 mo therapy: I usually recommend up to 3 months of physical therapy (2 visits per week) after most repairs of slap tears of the labrum. This allows for adequate time for protecting the healing, repaired labrum. If the slap tear is only debrided (torn portion trimmed away akin to a hang nail), the recovery is much quicker and most patients can advance with minimal therapy "as tolerated". ...Read more

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I have a keloid grown 15 years back on the right shoulder from a small operation. I tried steroid injection several times, not worked. What options?

I have a keloid grown 15 years back on the right shoulder from a small operation. I tried steroid injection several times, not worked. What options?

Keloid: I have never seen a keloid that i could not resolve with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections once a month for 4-10 months. What strength was the kenalog (triamcinolone)? Start with 40mg/cc and then gradually decrease the concentration. ...Read more

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What to do for a subluxing shoulder? I've had this for a long time, periodically pops out. Worth the surgery? Hasn't popped out in a couple years.

What to do for a subluxing shoulder? I've had this for a long time, periodically pops out. Worth the surgery? Hasn't popped out in a couple years.

Possiblly repair: Need for surgery depends on severity- shoulders that frequently dislocate are at risk for greater injury, and are probably not meeting all that is demanded of them. However, if a patient is free of pain and can do all desired activities without dislocation, surgical repair may not be necessary. With recurrent, infrequent dislocation, elective repair would be reasonable. ...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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This is my second rotator cuff surgery on the same shoulder in the last 7 months. What is the chance this could happen a third time... ?

This is my second rotator cuff surgery on the same shoulder in the last 7 months. What is the chance this could happen a third time...
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Depends on why : Most common reason for failure is technical followed by poor tissue. Many variables that should be checked to determine why first one failed need to discuss with your surgeon or get a second opinion by fellowship trained shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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What is surgery time for shoulder impingement surgery?

What is surgery time for shoulder impingement surgery?

1hr to scope: Typically this arthroscopic procedure takes about an hour and can be done with a combination of regional/general anesthetic. The inflamed bursa and bone spurs are removed. Therapy starts about 2 weeks after surgery and full recovery is 3-4 months. ...Read more

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