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Subacromial Decompression Surgery Recovery
3 months.: It can take up to 3 months. You should be in physical therapy after surgery, to work on restoring motion and strength.
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.
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!
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. ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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