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Doctor insights on: Do You Recover To Full Strength After A Slap Tear

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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