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Subacromial Decompression Surgery Recovery
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
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
Right shoulder subacromial decompression last year. Since then, numbness in right pinky and ring finger. Could it be related?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Had chiari decompression surgery in july. Was diagnosed with a pseudomenigocele. Will this likely resolve on its own?
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
Why did Dr. Do ac decompression/resection (7mm), 2ndMRI shows severeArthrosis, Spurring, impingement, Says Reaidual. What's the point of a surgery then?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Can somebody please give me a list of don't do 6 months after chiari 1 decompression surgery a real list I feel like I've done something I have headaches all the time and my head feels full of something everything else seems fine?
Post surgical: See your neurosurgeon immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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
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
Age 27 yrs with hydrocephalus had III ventriculostomy 17 yrs ago and then had a programmable shunt 8 yrs ago, decompression surgery 5 yrs. Ok to fly?
Probably: If you are not having headaches or other signs of shunt malfunction, you should not have any problems flying. ...Read more
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
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
May need chiari decompression surgery. Have a top ns for procedure if necessary. Have codeine allergy. How can pain b controlled post operatively?
Would an MRI clearly show if someone had Acromioclavicular Decompression and Resection or not? Is Acromioplasty same as a surgery mentioned above?
Yes: And yes. A plain and cheaper plain x-ray would show the same. ...Read more