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I had shoulder spur removed and a bicep tendon moved. Will that lead to arthritis relieved.?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Spur = arthritis

If the symptoms in the shoulder are related to the spur and the tendon then surgery may help.
At times other shoulder processes may be also occuring and if these are not treated the shoulder symptoms may continue one way or another. The spur in the shoulder may suggest there are spurs elsewhere. Thus there may be other types of invovlement that also can be going on.

In brief: Spur = arthritis

If the symptoms in the shoulder are related to the spur and the tendon then surgery may help.
At times other shoulder processes may be also occuring and if these are not treated the shoulder symptoms may continue one way or another. The spur in the shoulder may suggest there are spurs elsewhere. Thus there may be other types of invovlement that also can be going on.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: There is confusion

Removing a bone spur typically refers to treating impingement/rotator cuff impingement.
Moving the biceps treats biceps tendinitis. Removing a bone spur can refer to a mumford procedure which is designed to treat arthritis of the ac joint, the little joint at the top of the shoulder.

In brief: There is confusion

Removing a bone spur typically refers to treating impingement/rotator cuff impingement.
Moving the biceps treats biceps tendinitis. Removing a bone spur can refer to a mumford procedure which is designed to treat arthritis of the ac joint, the little joint at the top of the shoulder.
Dr. Robert Purchase
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