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Doctor insights on: Repair Achromiaclavical Narrowing On Shoulder

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What is an IME and what does this mean for my shoulder repair?

What is an IME and what does this mean for my shoulder repair?

Workers comp term: An IME is an Independent Medical Examination. It is often done in workers comp cases to get an outside opinion of whether the injury was actually caused by something at work or another situation entirely. So basically this could determine who pays for your surgery- your workers comp insurance/employer or your own insurance. ...Read more

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If shoulder tendons have been badly worn but not torn, do they repair over time and if so how long roughly can this take?

If shoulder tendons have been badly worn but not torn, do they repair over time and if so how long roughly can this take?

Tendons: Generally do not repair over time, but muscles can. If you can strengthen your muscles with physical therapy and exercise program, it might take over some of the shortcomings of your tendons. See orthopedic surgeon for further advice. ...Read more

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What to do if your shoulder pops then feels out of place and hurts for 2 days? I have had labarum repair and decom. And rotator cuff debrid.

What to do if your shoulder pops then feels out of place and hurts for 2 days? I have had labarum repair and decom. And rotator cuff debrid.

See your ortho: There is a chance that you may have reinjured the labrum. I would see your surgeon or another shoulder surgeon! Thank you. ...Read more

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My neck is always stiff, not in the lower neck shoulder area but like a narrow strip at the upper and middle part of my neck. What would help?

My neck is always stiff, not in the lower neck shoulder area but like a narrow strip at the upper and middle part of my neck. What would help?

Muscular: Assuming you are an otherwise healthy young man, its most likely muscle spasms. Make sure you have a high quality pillow for nigh time. Start with some physical therapy or chiro. If you have no problems taking Ibuprofen (stomach issues or ulcers) try that too ...Read more

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Slap repair 10 weeks ago. Shoulder catches during pt. Plus some freezing. Possible that there was something missed? Os is re scoping in few weeks

Slap repair 10 weeks ago. Shoulder catches during pt. Plus some freezing. Possible that there was something missed? Os is re scoping in few weeks

Maybe didn't heal: A second look arthroscopy as you describe will look for healing or missed problems. If the labrum is healed, and the anchors are intact, then the freezing and catching is likely due to scar tissue. If the repair did not take or and anchor is loose, then the repair will likely be revised. ...Read more

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My shoulder is popping and grinding with pain. It pops and grinds while rotating it. What could be the cause of this? Do I need surgery to repair?

My shoulder is popping and grinding with pain. It pops and grinds while rotating it. What could be the cause of this? Do I need surgery to repair?

Need a careful histo: Ry and physical exam and then some imaging tests and maybe some lab tests to establish a sound diagnosis. With that in hand, a rehabilitative program can be devised for you which MIGHT involve physical Therapy and might involve surgery. In general, the most conservative approach (non-surgical), though longer, works best in the long term. ...Read more

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How could I repair my shoulder from dislocations without surgery?

How could I repair my shoulder from dislocations without surgery?

Not generally: In the past, we recommended a lot of physical therapy to improve the dynamic stability of shoulders. However, for patients that dislocate, strengthening does not help in containing the shoulder. Either the body is able to restore function and stability or not. Other options are rarely successful if there is persistent instability. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about shoulder AC and rotator cuff repair surgery?

What do I need to know about shoulder AC and rotator cuff repair surgery?

Significant procedur: Both procedures are significant operations
which require extensive rehabilitation
if you have these procedures performed
you will likely require about six months of
rehab to be close to normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have narrowing in the disks in my neck? And could this be also causing extreme pain in my shoulder?

Degeneration: Discs in the neck serve as shock absorbers and space maintainers and help keep the neck mobile to twist and turn to look around. Discs can degenerate and thus narrowing between the vertebrae occur. The nerves coming off the spinal cord exit at the levels of the discs. If there is too much narrowing, the nerves are "pinched" and pain results. Yes, this can be in the shoulder and go down the arm. ...Read more

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I have been struggling for well over a yr since open shoulder repairs, with now chronic pain and fatique, odd m.S.-like symptoms. Can surg do this?

I have been struggling for well over a yr since open shoulder repairs, with now chronic pain and fatique, odd m.S.-like symptoms. Can surg do this?

Not Likely: The symptoms sound serious enough that you should get a thorough evaluation. The symptoms don't sound like a post surgical syndrome, but possibly you contracted a chronic slow growing infection while in hospital. Mycoplasma is one candidate, and resistant strains have been found increasingly in hospitals. Get checked out. ...Read more

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Nerves and muscles between shoulder blades can they be repaired if torn or other injury? What image tech is used to see damage? Timeline for repair

Nerves and muscles between shoulder blades can they be repaired if torn or other injury? What image tech is used to see damage? Timeline for repair

Not repairable but-: -also very very rare. May see such damage in massive trauma as automobile, train, fall from height. Not repairable, treatment is usually directed in other trauma sustained in the trauma. ...Read more

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Had noninvasive procedure done to repair a labrum and 80% full thickness tear in my right shoulder 6 months ago I completed PT but I'm still limited?

Had noninvasive procedure done to repair a labrum and 80% full thickness tear in my right shoulder 6 months ago I completed PT but I'm still limited?

How much?: If you are still pretty severely limited 6 months after an arthroscopic Labral and rotator cuff repair, you need to discuss directly with your surgeon. If you are not satisfied with the answer, consider a second opinion and possibly some repeat imaging studies. ...Read more

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I had a bankart repair 4 months ago, and my shoulder has started dislocating again. Recent xray says bankart deformity, could that be the old injury?

I had a bankart repair 4 months ago, and my shoulder has started dislocating again. Recent xray says bankart deformity, could that be the old injury?

If there is evidence: -of a bankart lesion it would point 2 a failed repair. Also if U were not following rehab 2 a T, it may have started 2 fail early on with just a quick jerk 2 the shoulder early on. ...Read more

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What makes someone eligible for shoulder ligament repair surgery, or instability of the shoulder?

What makes someone eligible for shoulder ligament repair surgery, or instability of the shoulder?

Exam & Hx & imaging: History of dislocations, hands on xam by an orthopedic shoulder specialist may give u the answer though further imaging may b needed. ...Read more

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Is arthroscopic surgery ok if I have a cold? Shoulder repair

Is arthroscopic surgery ok if I have a cold? Shoulder repair

Yes, if no fever: If you are having arthroscopic shoulder surgery (labral repair, rotator cuff, etc.) electively u can have [email protected] surgery center w/ a cold as long as you don't have a signifigant fever or other symptoms. Check w/your surgeon;some will say to re-schedule even if u are not having a fever...Varies w/docto and sometimes the anesthesiologist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How is a labral tear in the shoulder with subluxation repaired?

How is a labral tear in the shoulder with subluxation repaired?

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 more

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What can I expect from a rotator cuff repair surgery on the left shoulder?

What can I expect from a rotator cuff repair surgery on the left shoulder?

Rest: A rotator cuff repair takes the torn end of the rotator cuff tendon and reattaches it to the bone with anchors and or sutures. The repair takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours. A period of rest after the surgery allows the tendon end to heal back to the bone. This can take between 6-12 weeks. Typically, you are given some rest, followed by gentle exercises for motion and strength. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a shoulder surgery to repair labrum and rotator cuff?

What can I expect from a shoulder surgery to repair labrum and rotator cuff?

Varies: It varies somewhat based primarily on the severity of your rotator cuff tear; but in general it is an arthroscopic surgery that is highly successful. And with a relatively short recovery. ...Read more

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I have had a complete shoulder rotator cuff repair 10 yrs ago. I have injured it recently lifting weights. Can you tear it again?

I have had a complete shoulder rotator cuff repair 10 yrs ago. I have injured it recently lifting weights. Can you tear it again?

Unfortunately, yes: Although the tendon heals back down to the bone, the quality of that tissue isn't as good as what you were given at birth, so yes cuff repairs are still at risk for retear. ...Read more

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Yes I just had surgery on my shoulder for labrum repair and I'm in more pain, my shoulder looks deformed and I'm completely numb. Please help.?

Yes I just had surgery on my shoulder for labrum repair and I'm in more pain, my shoulder looks deformed and I'm completely numb. Please help.?

Call your surgeon: It sounds like you may have just had the procedure done recently, so it would be appropriate to call your surgeon ASAP to help sort it out. It could be normal, or represent a problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can I do to repair a shoulder injury, specifically an inferior glenohumeral ligament tear (ighl)?

IGHL: Depends upon extent. If just partial tear, consider rest, immobilization, nsaids, pt/modalities. If complete or more extensive, may need additional scope or open stabilization procedures if the glenohumeral joint is unstable with conservative attempts to heal. ...Read more