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How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery? I'm a yoga instructor. Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity. What are my odds?

How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery?  I'm a yoga instructor.  Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity.  What are my odds?

Let me explain: You said yourself (inherent ligaments laxity) so this the tissue we have to work with so the result are variable and some time we have to go for bone block, if the reconstruction failed. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of a orthoscopic shoulder stabilization laser surgery?

What are the common side effects of a orthoscopic shoulder stabilization laser surgery?

Relief...: This is hi-tech; but aimed at stabilization of the joint and quicker recovery time. Orthoscopic procedures are also associated with less complications; better outcomes(depending upon the skill of the orthopedist), and improved patient satisfaction. ...Read more

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Could my shoulder need surgery?

Could my shoulder need surgery?

There isn't enough: info to be able to tell if you will need shoulder surgery or not. ...Read more

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What is shoulder resurfacing surgery?

What is shoulder resurfacing surgery?

Replacement: It is a type of shoulder replacement where we only replace a thin layer of the bone and overlying cartilage in a attempt to preserve the bone underneath. It can be performed in cases where the arthritis has not deformed the underlying bone. In general, it may allow more normal function. However, in reality, the results have been very similar to traditional shoulder replacements. ...Read more

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How safe is shoulder resurfacing surgery?

Safe: Overall, shoulder resurfacing is very safe. The outcomes, however, depend on the amount of arthritis and deformity of the shoulder. The percentage of patients that are good candidates for resurfacing is quite low compared to needing a regular shoulder replacement, so confirm the resurfacing with your surgeon. ...Read more

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If I tear my AC in my shoulder, do I need surgery?

If I tear my AC in my shoulder, do I need surgery?

Rarely: Most ac injuries, commonly known as "shoulder separations", are treated very successfully without surgery. If there is a severe tear that results in significant pain, deformity or disfunction, then a surgery to repair or reconstruct the torn ligaments that hold the collar bone down can be done. There are even ways to do it with arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Does a torn shoulder always require surgery to heal?

Does a torn shoulder always require surgery to heal?

Unfortunately yes: The tissues around the shoulder generally does not heal without surgery. However, sometimes non-operative management can achieve symptom relief and return of function despite the residual structural abnormality. Your orthopedic surgeon can inform you regarding the potential outcome with non-operative management for your particular shoulder problem. ...Read more

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Can my unstable shoulder get better without surgery?

Maybe: It depends on your age and how many times it has dislocated. If this is a chronic problem for many years, it is likely to need surgery. If this is a recent injury, you may be able to avoid surgery with a good rehab program. Also, need to be concerned about a rotator cuff tear if symptoms continue. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after shoulder spur removal surgery?

Desk work- 1-2 weeks: If your rotator cuff is intact, and just subacromial spurs removed, you should be able to return to desk/office work in 1-2 weeks. A more labor intensive job would require more time potentially. Check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more