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Do you recover to full strength after a slap tear?

Do you recover to full strength after a slap tear?

Yes w right rehab/PT: Some slap tears are not symptomatic or limiting-many top/successful mlb pitchers have them and compete without limitation; if symptomatic a trial of rehab/pt is warranted; if symptoms persist, surgery is indicated; after surgery with appropriate rehab/physical therapy you should regain full strength. See a sports med specialist w expertise in shoulders who can refer to a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can a massage cause a SLAP Tear in the shoulder?

Can a massage cause a SLAP Tear in the shoulder?

How vigorous?: Injuries to the superior labrum can be caused by acute trauma or by repetitive shoulder motion. An acute SLAP injury may result from car accidents, a fall onto an outstretched arm, forceful pulling on the arm (such as when trying to catch a heavy object), rapid or forceful movement of the arm when it is above the level of the shoulder, shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

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How common is it for a unsuccessful slap tear repair with suture anchors what are symptoms of a retear?

How common is it for a unsuccessful slap tear repair with suture anchors  what are symptoms of a retear?

It is somewhat comm-: -on, especially if one continues in sports or whatever activities caused the tear. The symptoms would B the same that U went 2 the shoulder specialist in the first place. Also if U had injured it again in the same manner. ...Read more

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Treatment for a slap tear?

Treatment for a slap tear?

Several Options: We need to establish a comprehensive diagnosis for you first. For instance, was this a recent traumatic injury or something that came on over time. Arthroscopic recommendations really depend on the level of symptoms and other associated pathology you have. If you are relatively asymptomatic, activity modification and watchful waiting may be appropriate. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter.Com/. ...Read more

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First surgery on bi-lateral slap tear is not healing, are there any other options?

? Hip impingement: You may have either hip impingement( where there are spurs that restrict hip motion and can lead to labral tears) or arthritis. These are treated differently. There are open and arthroscopic ways to remove the spurs, but if you have arthritis you made need a hip replacement or hip resurfacing. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of a slap tear and how long is the recovery once it's repaired arthroscopicaly with a suture anchor?

What are the main causes of a slap tear and how long is the recovery once it's repaired arthroscopicaly with a suture anchor?

Repetitive heavy: lifting, shoulder dislocation, age related, and traumatically induced are some of the reasons. Recovery depends on your overall medical condition, whether you smoke, and if you are compliant with physical therapy and follow up with home therapy, and your overall general mood an affect. Complex tears can take up to 6 months given good circumstances but noncompliance can result in longer recovery. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between slap tear and bicep tendon tear of the shoulder?

Is there a difference between slap tear and bicep tendon tear of the shoulder?

Yes: 'slap' tears are labral( cartilage) tears that occur anterior ( in the front of) and posterior ( in the back of), the long head of the biceps tendon in the shoulder joint(hence: acronym slap).Some slap tears involve the biceps anchor itself( type 2) and can cause pain/ popping etc... The biceps tendon can tear in isolation or w/ the rotator cuff tendon(s)... Hope this helps...! ...Read more

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Would having had a slap tear on my shoulder back in november leave me valuable to bicep tendonitis in the same arm?

Would having had a slap tear on my shoulder back in november leave me valuable to bicep tendonitis in the same arm?

Yes: The superior labrum is intimately associated with the biceps tendon and alters the mechanics of the shoulder if injured. ...Read more

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Slap tear repair 12 weeks post op, still having pain 24-7 sometimes severe, back in recliner should I still be in pain 24-7 ?

Slap tear repair 12 weeks post op, still having pain 24-7 sometimes severe, back in recliner should I still be in pain 24-7 ?

Unusual: No u shouldn't be in pain 24/7 3 months post-op slap repair.Did u have any other associated procedures ( rot cuff, decompression etc). Even so this is unusual; i would reccommend seeing your treating ors and examined.Is your pain worse w/ pt? Possibly may need good quality MRI or saline- enhanced MRI to assess healing. Gl! ...Read more

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Shoulders hurting for 1yr, can't do pullup/pushup; doc said possible SLAP tear; doing rotation exercises 6mo; relieves pain, but hasn't healed?

Shoulders hurting for 1yr, can't do pullup/pushup; doc said possible SLAP tear;  doing rotation exercises 6mo; relieves pain, but hasn't healed?

You need 2 know-: -& U need an MRI-arthrogram of Ur shoulder. These do not heal on their own. A possible SLAP needs to proceed from possible to certain, which should have been done @ the time"possible" was made. Get into see a fellowship trained sports med orthopedic surgeon now! ...Read more

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I have pain in the middle of my arm and with quick flexion sometimes feel something pop. What might be causing this. I had a slap tear fixed 11/13?

I have pain in the middle of my arm  and with quick flexion sometimes feel something pop. What might be causing this.  I had a slap tear fixed 11/13?

See your surgeon: With your symptoms i would suggest seeing your orthopedic surgeon who performed your slap repair...@ your age long head of biceps tendon rupture would be unlikely but can occur... More likely that your slap repair has re- torn or never healed properly or progressed. Hopefully not! best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a slap tear in my shoulder. Is it possible for the tear to heal on its own without a surgery or is surgery theonly way to go? Are there any long term effects?

I have a slap tear in my shoulder. Is it possible for the tear to heal on its own without a surgery or is surgery theonly way to go? Are there any long term effects?

Depends: Slap lesions don't heal on their own. There is good data to support that. Not all slap lesions need surgery. If you have no pain or other symptoms nothing needs to be done. If you have pain try physical therapy first. If that fails, you may need surgery to repair your labrum, or tenodese (cut and reimplant in a different location) your biceps tendon. Choice depends on age, activity level etc. ...Read more

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I last year I had ctr for cts ,cervical injections for radiculopathy and slap tear repair in shoulder & decompression. Shoulder is hurting bad agai ?

I last year I had ctr for cts ,cervical injections for radiculopathy and slap tear repair in shoulder & decompression. Shoulder is hurting bad agai 
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Arm pain: Your shoulder pain might be a radiculopathy rather than a labral problem. I would do 2 things: See a neurologist for an emg and a shoulder specialist to check out the shoulder. ...Read more

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We are expecting to confirm a slap tear and a meniscal tear. Fix says to fix the knee first, but shldr is way worse. Do you have to fix ameniscal tr?

We are expecting to confirm a slap tear and a meniscal tear. Fix says to fix the knee first, but shldr is way worse. Do you have to fix ameniscal tr?

PT then fix shoulder: Rehabbing the knee maybe all that is necessary for stabilizing a minor meniscal tear. Then you can fix the shoulder. You do not want to further injure the meniscus by operating on the shoulder, after which some of the function of the shoulder will have transfered to the knee after shoulder surgery. If you can rehab the knee, then meniscal surgery may not be necessary prior to shoulder surgery. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a SLAP tear, I am 58 and cause is my job with extensive overhead use, are steriod injections helpful vs. PRP?

I've been diagnosed with a SLAP tear, I am 58 and cause is my job with extensive overhead use, are steriod injections helpful vs. PRP?

No, no: A SLAP tear is a tear of the superior labrum. The labrum is the structure that helps hold the humeral head in the glenoid. A steroid injection will definitely not help it heal at all; an injection of PRP is also extremely unlikely to have any affect on whether it heals or not. Usually it will either be fairly well tolerated, or you will have to have it repaired. ...Read more

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SLAP tear surgery last week and now the area around my elbow is painful to the touch and hurts so bad to straighten for pendulum exercises, normal?

SLAP tear surgery last week and now the area around my elbow is painful to the touch and hurts so bad to straighten for pendulum exercises, normal?

No: Some degree of swelling that tracks down from the shoulder to the elbow after an arthroscopic shoulder surgery is normal, but if it is quite severe I would definitely let your doctor know. ...Read more