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If i've already had should reconstruction can I have a 2nd operation if my pain continues?

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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Sure

If the 1st surgery was unsuccessful a 2nd can be done if indicated.
You should see a shoulder specialist, who does > 250 shoulder cases a year.

In brief: Sure

If the 1st surgery was unsuccessful a 2nd can be done if indicated.
You should see a shoulder specialist, who does > 250 shoulder cases a year.
Dr. Greg Hicken
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

The term "shoulder reconstruction" can include surgery for fracture or instability, or shoulder replacement.
The best chance for a successful 2nd operation is if it is apparent why you still have pain. If the previous procedure appears well done without anything that can be significantly improved on, simply re-doing it may not have a higher rate of success than what was already been done.

In brief: Yes

The term "shoulder reconstruction" can include surgery for fracture or instability, or shoulder replacement.
The best chance for a successful 2nd operation is if it is apparent why you still have pain. If the previous procedure appears well done without anything that can be significantly improved on, simply re-doing it may not have a higher rate of success than what was already been done.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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