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Rehabbing A Separated Shoulder
Yes: Not all labral injuries are the same. Acute or recent injuries protected appropriately from reinjury have a better chance to heal than chronic or older injuries. Most are treated with an initial course of rest then physical therapy. Only the persistent, symptomatic labral tears may warrant surgical intervention eventually. The final decision is best made between you and your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, it can. The body does tend to form another bursa once it has been removed. It usually does not cause a problem once it is formed again unless injured. Bursas protect ligaments and tendons where they attach to bone or rub over bone to decrease friction. ...Read more
Get it fixed: A torn rotator cuff will not heal. Oral/injectable steroids may help relieve symptoms, temporarily. For long-term relief of symptoms and restoration of function, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is your best option. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon to discuss your condition and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: After a bursectomy, the bursa will reform eventually. The goal is to reform a more normal bursa to prevent recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more
Fell on my shoulder from a handstand. Shoulder has fairly decent movement after two weeks, but benchpressing brought pain. Rotator cuff Injury?
Not necessarily: 2 weeks too soon to tell. need some more time. if remains painful needs evaluation ...Read more
Stem Cell Therapy: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 6500 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that a torn rotator cuff cause other injuries within the shoulder such as: separated shoulder(ac joint)?
Possibly related: Questioner asks if rotator cuff ; acromialclavicular (ac) joint injuries are related. These are two separate injuries of contiguous tissues. Significant mechanical trauma can cause injury to both structures, but not common. Ac joint separation observed grossly as superior projection of distal clavicle relative to acromion ; palpation of ac joint is painful. Mri necessary to visualize rotator tear. ...Read more
Can you suffer a neck injury as a result of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery in a beach chair?
Have multidirectional instability; dislocation chipped cartilage & caused frozen shoulder. Rom revived thru partial capsular release. Concerns?
Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??
Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more
3 weeks post op shoulder surgery repair torn labrum & torn rotator cuff. Physical therapy started. Is popping and clicking normal after surgery?
Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember to ice, do gentle range of motion exercises and begin early strengthening as directed by you surgeon and carried out by your physical therapist. In time, the noises will resolve as you recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injured rotator cuff almost torn in half and my bicep tendon muscle ruptured surgery now trigger finger problems. Normal?
Yes: That sounds pretty typical. The biceps tear and rotator cuff tear occurs together as part of the same degenerative process. The tears (along with the surgery) cause swelling that involves the entire hand. The swelling and inflammation makes trigger fingers worse by swelling the finger tendons that no longer fit through their tendon sheaths. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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