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How much time to recover after a subacromial decompression on my shoulder?

How much time to recover after a subacromial decompression on my shoulder?

3 months.: It can take up to 3 months. You should be in physical therapy after surgery, to work on restoring motion and strength. ...Read more

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Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a ...Read more


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Can you tell me how long to recover after a subacromial decompression on my shoulder?

Really depends: Many different procedures can be done to the shoulder during an arthroscopic surgery. If bone spurs removed, shoulder debrided, then pain may be minimal and pass within a few days. If cuff repaired or labrum repaired, pain can persist for a couple of months. Make sure you understand exactly what is being done during your scope. Don't compare your results with someone else's. ...Read more

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How much is the cost of an arthroscopy subacromial decompression in right shoulder?

How much is the cost of an arthroscopy subacromial decompression in right shoulder?

Depends: The cost of an arthroscopic sad will vary w/ your location and insurance coverage. Some ambulatory surgery centers "cost" less than others to 'do' a sad...Check w/ your orthopecic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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On 12/27/14 I had an arthroscopic subacromial decompression/bursectomy. Felt great for 6 wks. Now im in more pain and popping/clicking is worse. Why?

On 12/27/14 I had an arthroscopic subacromial decompression/bursectomy. Felt great for 6 wks. Now im in more pain and popping/clicking is worse. Why?

See your ORS: Arthroscopic subacromial decompression is unusual for a 28 yr. Old to have without some other diagnosis or primary problem (shoulder instability, os acromiale, slap tear, etc.)from your hx. I see that you have already had arthroscopic labral repair...Either your shoulder is 'slipping' (subluxating)and / or your labral repair is failing or your joint capsule is 'loose'. See an experienced ors. ... ...Read more

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Right shoulder subacromial decompression last year. Since then, numbness in right pinky and ring finger. Could it be related?

Right shoulder subacromial decompression last year. Since then, numbness in right pinky and ring finger. Could it be related?

Cubital tunnel cervi: Numbness there is usually from elbow or pinched nerve in neck c7at c67 to be exact harder to relate to procedure or impingement syndrome ...Read more

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R. Scapula pain lying on back. Why? Started recently. Had biceps tenodesis & subacromial decompression in 2012 for biceps and labral tears after a fall

R. Scapula pain lying on back. Why? Started recently. Had biceps tenodesis & subacromial decompression in 2012 for biceps and labral tears after a fall

Need an exam: It's not possible to give you a diagnosis without examining you and reviewing your history. You won't be able to find the answer to your problem on the internet. Best advice is to see the orthopedic surgeon who operated on you or see your family physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Left shoulder, March 18th, subacromial decompression/bone spur removal. 6 weeks later constant pain and numbness from mid upper arm to fingers.

Call surgeon!: Call your surgeon to find out what to do. The doc who did the procedure will be able to tell you if this is normal at this stage or not. If you are unhappy with his advice, consider a consult with a doc on Healthtap Concierge, or see your primary care doc, who can give an opinion, too, or arrange for a second opinion for you, if necessary. ...Read more

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I had subcromial decompression and a floppy tendon repaired dec 2011 and all was well but the last 6 week the pain has returned?

I had subcromial decompression and a floppy tendon repaired dec 2011 and all was well but the last 6 week the pain has returned?

Time for re-eval.: Return to your surgeon. F/u exam, x-rays and possibly mri/arthrogram may be necessary. Exam may prove symptoms are unrelated. If determined related, then more f/u tests likely. Treatment could be as simple as a return to therapy. Other options could include injections and possibly a return to surgery. Your surgeon is in the best position to determine this. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time fron orbital decompression surgery?

Depends: Decompression removes tissue and creates openings into sinuses so that the excess orbital tissue will enter these spaces and allow the eye to fall back into normal position. If the decompression is significant recovery might take 1-2 weeks but could be less with a smaller amount of tissue displacement. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with deep peroneal nerve entrapment. If I end up having decompression surgery how long is the recovery? Is a steroid shot an option?

Just diagnosed with deep peroneal nerve entrapment. If I end up having decompression surgery how long is the recovery? Is a steroid shot an option?

2 to 4 wks recovery.: Yes Steroid can be an option in earlier and Mild entrapment cases. Relief is temporary though.
If your Orthopedic doctor recommended you the release surgery, he will probably doing it Arthroscopic. So the recovery will be quick. Physical therapy along with NSAID helps. ...Read more

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What should I expect going into a posterior fossa decompression surgery for chiari 1 malformation? Recovery time? Restrictions?

What should I expect going into a posterior fossa decompression surgery for chiari 1 malformation? Recovery time? Restrictions?

Chiari: Most surgery for chiari malformation is a decompressive operation. Surgery takes 3-4 hours. Hospital stay is usually 1 day in ICU and 1-2 days general care. I would recommend lifting less than 10 pounds for the first 2 weeks and less than 25 pounds after that. You will be asked to not bend your head lower than your waist. Recovery occurs in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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For how long does chiari decompression surgery take?

For how long does chiari decompression surgery take?

Few hours: It depends on on the skill or experience of the surgeon, the exact nature of the procedure, and what is encountered during surgery. In my experience, the surgery takes about two hours from making the incision to closing the skin. If you are at a university hospital, where residency training is being performed, the surgery may take longer. ...Read more

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Does chiari 1malformation with decompression surgery ever go away?

Does chiari 1malformation with decompression surgery ever go away?

Yes.: Yes, the crowding and pointing of the cerebellar tonsils at the base of the skull can resolve and some people can fully recover and stay recovered for years. Outcome tudies on a large number of people followed for many years are lacking. Our published outcome study in 112 of our patients showed that 84% had a significant improvement in their quality of life when assessed one year after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nerve decompression surgery?

What is the definition or description of: nerve decompression surgery?

Making space.: A nerve is in a tight space may be irritated or damaged, causing pain and/or loss of function (weakness or sensory changes). Surgical decompression aims to make more space for a nerve; relieve the pressure on it. Usual places where this occurs are across certain joints (wrist, elbow, sometimes knee) & as the nerve exits the spinal canal formed by the bones of the spine - arthritis or disks pinch. ...Read more

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How do I cope after a chiari decompression surgery with spinalbifida.?

How do I cope after a chiari decompression surgery with spinalbifida.?

Depends: This really depends on the specific problems you are experiencing, but if you discuss with a physiatrist (a rehab specialist physician) or neurologist with experience in neuologic rehab you may get some useful information, would consider if you can get a referal to this kind of spcialist. ...Read more

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Had chiari decompression surgery in july. Was diagnosed with a pseudomenigocele. Will this likely resolve on its own?

Had chiari decompression surgery in july. Was diagnosed with a pseudomenigocele. Will this likely resolve on its own?

Hopefully: As long as a small pseudomeningocele stays contained within the wound and without significant low pressure headaches, continued observation is reasonable. Many small CSF collections will resolve spontaneusly. ...Read more

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I am highy nervous about having spinal decompression and fusion surgery. Mostly about not waking up and fusion failure. Why shouldn't I be?

I am highy nervous about having spinal decompression and fusion surgery. Mostly about not waking up and fusion failure. Why shouldn't I be?

You are not alone: These are major surgeries which will take many hours and complications can occur, thus your emotion/fear is not uncommon. I am sorry to hear that this is something you are about to endure. I assume you have been suffering pain/disability for quite some time now? Talk to your family/friends. Discuss your concerns/fear with doc. There is no shame in doing that. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more

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Why did Dr. Do ac decompression/resection (7mm), 2ndMRI shows severeArthrosis, Spurring, impingement, Says Reaidual. What's the point of a surgery then?

A/C decompression: Hello ~ please try to avoid using abbreviations because they can mean different things and result in you getting the wrong information. I assume here you are asking about the acromio-clavicular joint and here is a link to a website that will answer all your questions. Thanks
http://www. Houstonmethodist. Org/orthopedics/where-does-it-hurt/shoulder/osteoarthritis-acromioclavicular-joint/ ...Read more

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What are risks for decompression surgery for chiari? Does chiari shorten your life span?

Severe hydrocephalus: Or Cerebrospinal Fluid build-up in the brain can occur with any Type of Chiari Malformation & can be fatal if untreated. I referred your question to neurosurgeons on HT, but they need to know the Type & the reason decompression surgery has been proposed. Ask your insurance for a 2nd opinion if you're uncomfortable, as this surgery is proposed because of concerns about your function & safety. ...Read more

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What is spinal decompression and spine fusion surgery?

What is spinal decompression and spine fusion surgery?

Different surgeries: Spinal decompression surgery is performed nerve root impingement-usually from bone or ligaments in the spinal canal or where the nerve roots exit-the neuroforamena. Generally called a laminectomy, it involves removing bone and ligament from the spine. A spinal fusion locks together two or more segments of the spine, usually with screws and rods. Bone is added as well to allow the bones to knit. ...Read more

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Does decompression surgery work?

Specific?: There are a lot of decompression surgeries for different parts of the body. Can you list out your medical history in (pmh section) and previous treatments, this will help for better answers. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of decompression surgery (removing a spinal disc)?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of decompression surgery (removing a spinal disc)?

Depends: It all depends on the amount of neural compression and whether there are any deficits. Surgical risks include- infection, CSF leak, hematoma, and nerve injury.
However in the face of severe pain or weakness, surgery can help. ...Read more

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Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Call your surgeon: Call your surgeon today if you have a question. Even if its not during normal work hours, someone will be covering. In general, wounds should be kept dry until they are not oozing fluid, then it is ok to shower - usually 24-48 hours. Activity as tolerated. Obviously it depends on the incision location regarding any special instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from a trapped lfcn. It looks like I'm going to have surgery. Which is the best, decompression or cutting. I've had it 3 yrs now!?

Acronyms: Fortunately I know that lfcn means lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, but try to avoid acronyms if at all possible. Cutting a nerve is drastic & usually irreversible. Decompression of a nerve is always the first choice unless the nerve is involved in a malignant tumor. Deprivation of normal sensation can result in a very unpleasant & difficult to treat pain disorder--anesthesia dolorosa. ...Read more

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How long after decompression/spinal fusion surgery should nerve pain normally continue?

How long after decompression/spinal fusion surgery should nerve pain normally continue?

It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables. Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief. ...Read more

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I had spinal decompression surgery a year ago and I am wondering if I can now go on roller coasters?

I had spinal decompression surgery a year ago and I am wondering if I can now go on roller coasters?

No: Spinal decompression is not a contraindication. You should be aware this when riding the roller coaster, there is a great deal of acceleration/ deceleration activity that could lead to 'whiplash ' type injuries. Make sure that you have good strong neck and core muscles, this at least will decrease the probability of a musculoligamentous injury. ...Read more

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What happen during decompression surgery in your neck? Are there any side effects to a lidoderm patch?

Neck Decompression: You probably have herniated discs that are causing impingement of your nerves what they are planning to do is remove the disc that is causing the impingement. Lidoderm patches side effects are minimal unless you are allergic to the Lidocaine or to the adhesive beware you can not used them for more than 12 hours. Clean the area rest for 1 hour and then you can reapply another patch ...Read more

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Decompression surgery 18 days ago now have server pain when sat and standing, feel nauseous and dizzy?

Decompression: Marmoset. Resubmit your question with more details of the surgery. That is why it is not getting answered. Where was the decompression? ...Read more

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I was to have surgery for decompression of l3-s1and a peek cage l4-s1. Surg cancelled due 2low o2.He was aware of pulmo status. Dropped me as pt. Why?

I was to have surgery for decompression of l3-s1and a peek cage l4-s1. Surg cancelled due 2low o2.He was aware of pulmo status. Dropped me as pt. Why?

High risk surgery: If the anesthesiologist felt your oxygen level was too low for anesthesia secondary to a chronic lung condition your surgeon likely decided that the risks of surgery for you are not acceptable. ...Read more

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Can I prevent recurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome after having decompression surgery?

Can I prevent recurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome after having decompression surgery?

Possibly: Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome should be a last resort, and should only be considered for severe compression of the Subclavian artery or vein or when there is loss of muscle (atrophy) and weakness in the hand.

Avoid bench pressing weights or pressing weights upward above your shoulders. For detailed information on exercise rehabilitation SEE:http://bit. Ly/1rWEGJq
also http://bit. Ly/1BRx6lO ...Read more

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I'm trying to postpone cervical decompression surgery till summer. I have had radiculopathy (Shoulders/arm)6 weeks. Is it safe to wait 3 months?

Maybe but need your: We need your physician's input here. You may be able to wait but this depends on your damage and the potential for more damage. ...Read more

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How evasive is a l5-s1 decompression and microdiscectomysurgery; what are the pros and cons a patient should consider before undergoing surgery?

How evasive is a l5-s1 decompression and microdiscectomysurgery; what are the pros and cons a patient should consider before undergoing surgery?

It is minimally: Invasive with a better than 90% success rate in a non smoker who has failed at least 12 weeks of nonoperative care with leg pain worse than back pain & imaging studies reveal a disc herniation correlating with your symptoms. Done by an experienced surgeon, cons are small but include: infection, dural tear/spinal fluid leak, scarring, recurrent disc herniation, back pain, neurologic injury & others. ...Read more

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I had a surgery on my thoracic spine and decompression surgery and it's September and the womb is still open and I'm in pain. What should I do?

I had a surgery on my thoracic spine and decompression surgery and it's September and the womb is still open and I'm in pain. What should I do?

Seek care: Please call your surgeon's on call team immediately for an examination, send him a picture of the wound. You need a full history and exam. Delayed wound healing can be biological or mechanical, exam to rule out infection is paramount to protect you. If the wound is gaping they can staple it around the edges, treat it with wet to dry dressing changes, and lace it up like a shoe. See MD. Good luck ...Read more

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How long does it take for the numbness go away after ulnar nerve decompression in right elbow? It's been 5 months since the surgery!

Some general rules: If the nerve coverings, called myelin are the sole nerve disorder, recovery of myelin takes 3-4 weeks, with total return to mostly normal function. Yet, if the central wire, axon, is involved, recovery proceeds at speed of fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm daily. An EMG can provide objective numbers to assist prognosis, and is worthwhile doing at this point. ...Read more

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May need chiari decompression surgery. Have a top ns for procedure if necessary. Have codeine allergy. How can pain b controlled post operatively?

May need chiari decompression surgery. Have a top ns for procedure if necessary. Have codeine allergy. How can pain b controlled post operatively?

Many ways: There are many pain medication that do not include codeine. As long as your doctors are aware of your allergies, they will prescribe the proper pain medication for you. ...Read more

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I have had a history of frozen. Shoulder after a decompression chiari surgery. It still boths me after 2 1/2 years. I have rom now but very painful?

Time for consult: If you have not already done so, I would suggest a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon and a MRI of your shoulder. The length of your symptoms suggests a persistent shoulder problem that needs to be evaluated fully. ...Read more