Shoulder surgery

Novitec

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Has anyone here had shoulder surgery? My girl has a rotator cuff tear and it is causing a huge pain in the ass. I think she needs to get it fixed as it 70% torn but, she is scared to get surgery. Im just wondering if anyone here has gone through it and what they experienced, healing time etc so I can give her some feedback.

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TinyTim79

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Has anyone here had shoulder surgery? My girl has a rotator cuff tear and it is causing a huge pain in the ass. I think she needs to get it fixed as it 70% torn but, she is scared to get surgery. Im just wondering if anyone here has gone through it and what they experienced, healing time etc so I can give her some feedback.

Cheers
Sorry to hear bro.
I had a rotator cuff injury way back.. lucky I didn't need surgery... just rehab... those electric pulse treatments... ultrasound treatment and exercises... took me a year to get back to 100%.. but I still have to be careful with that shoulder.
I wish you and her the best of luck with it though.
 

gondar1

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Has anyone here had shoulder surgery? My girl has a rotator cuff tear and it is causing a huge pain in the ass. I think she needs to get it fixed as it 70% torn but, she is scared to get surgery. Im just wondering if anyone here has gone through it and what they experienced, healing time etc so I can give her some feedback.

Cheers
Multiple surgeries here, many variables to be considered before anyone could answer, can you provide more details? Which muscle(s), description of the surgery from surgeon, arthroscopic or old school slash and gash, what movements give her trouble etc.

Happily will share any info I may have that will help but we gotta narrow it down first
 

Novitec

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Multiple surgeries here, many variables to be considered before anyone could answer, can you provide more details? Which muscle(s), description of the surgery from surgeon, arthroscopic or old school slash and gash, what movements give her trouble etc.

Happily will share any info I may have that will help but we gotta narrow it down first
I probably don't have as much information as you would like as she met with the surgeon before we got together. But, here is what I do know. The surgeon told her the tendon is torn, thats about as elaborate as he got with it.

He said he didn't want to operate on it because she's young (35) and didn't want to her to be out for the 6-12 months he said she'd be out for, which I dont believe. No other details were given surgery wise.

He wanted her to build up the muscles around it BUT, the problem is she can't as it causes her too much pain. She can move her out outward to the front with no weight without pain. She can't use any weight though. Out to the side causes her a lot of pain and she can't go past 90° even without any weight. Anything overhead is not happening.

She was also told she has bursitis in the bursa there. Shes to the point now where all the subconscious over compensating is causing her issues in her neck now...
 

Funnyman

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I had brusitis, and can't do any over head press.
Just no pressing my should was feeling way better in 2 weeks.
You will have inpigment from the pressing.
I took lokata, and it helped.
Plus massage, prp will help as well.
Look into shockwave therapy.
 

Sorbate

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I would get the surgey ASAP, why wait till you are old and heal slower to get repaired?
Your tendons start to change after 45, more difficult to heal.

I’ve had multiple surgeries. I’m nit scared to get any surgery.
Thing is once it’s over, every day is better than the day before.
 

Novitec

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I would get the surgey ASAP, why wait till you are old and heal slower to get repaired?
Your tendons start to change after 45, more difficult to heal.

I’ve had multiple surgeries. I’m nit scared to get any surgery.
Thing is once it’s over, every day is better than the day before.
My thoughts as well. I'm trying to get her to see that side of it. I mean why spend 30, 40 or 50 more years with a fucked up shoulder.
 

Sorbate

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My thoughts as well. I'm trying to get her to see that side of it. I mean why spend 30, 40 or 50 more years with a fucked up shoulder.
I have had friends get their shoulders repaired. Now I’m not sure if they got 100% range of motion back, but no more pain and they could train again. Mind you I guess recovery depends on the person. I myself force myself to recover, lol.
 

Annika

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I had multiple surgeries is definitely nothing to be worried about just tell her she be in a good hands of professionals and just tried to comfort her.
 

Novitec

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I have had friends get their shoulders repaired. Now I’m not sure if they got 100% range of motion back, but no more pain and they could train again. Mind you I guess recovery depends on the person. I myself force myself to recover, lol.
Lol you sounds like me. If I think it then thats whats going down..👍👊
 

gondar1

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I probably don't have as much information as you would like ...
Correct!
Yeah sorry not enough there to comment on for me, waaay too many variables. 6-12 months is a long time in recovery though, something is amiss here. Total replacement is usually about 9 months to getting back to a half way decent workout in the gym. The operation where they cut your biceps tendon off and drill a hole in your bone that they screw the biceps tendon to is only about 6 months. Those are both fairly major surgeries but that doesn't mean the recovery time is more or less for "simpler" surgeries.

I've had impingement syndrome, torn rotators, torn labrums, spurs, bones shaved down etc and nothing took more than around 3 months to be about 90%. Usually about a year later I will go 101% and bust something else, I think maybe subconsciously I feel a responsibility to make sure the surgeons make a good living. :)

TLDR? - I would want to know a fuck of a lot more if I were you guys before I made any kind of decision. I'd get a written description from the Dr of exactly what he intends to do and then find a top end physio and discuss the aftermath with them.

PS- those recovery periods I talk about above are based on my personal experience and that of acquaintances, I arent no Physician ....
 

Novitec

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Correct!
Yeah sorry not enough there to comment on for me, waaay too many variables. 6-12 months is a long time in recovery though, something is amiss here. Total replacement is usually about 9 months to getting back to a half way decent workout in the gym. The operation where they cut your biceps tendon off and drill a hole in your bone that they screw the biceps tendon to is only about 6 months. Those are both fairly major surgeries but that doesn't mean the recovery time is more or less for "simpler" surgeries.

I've had impingement syndrome, torn rotators, torn labrums, spurs, bones shaved down etc and nothing took more than around 3 months to be about 90%. Usually about a year later I will go 101% and bust something else, I think maybe subconsciously I feel a responsibility to make sure the surgeons make a good living. :)

TLDR? - I would want to know a fuck of a lot more if I were you guys before I made any kind of decision. I'd get a written description from the Dr of exactly what he intends to do and then find a top end physio and discuss the aftermath with them.

PS- those recovery periods I talk about above are based on my personal experience and that of acquaintances, I arent no Physician ....
Lol I'm not going to write a lengthy post and not read a lengthy reply brother...

I agree. The talk of surgery between her and I was brought on by me. She visited a surgeon a year ago (give or take) and that was the end of it and when we first met she mentioned she never get surgery but, her being in constant pain and the issue getting worse I though I'd bring surgery up again and poke around here to see what you guys have to say about it.

I appreciate the advice and there are some take aways so, thanks!
 

Peter Akara

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I’m seeing a lot of replies advocating for surgery.
It’s not that simple, and shoulder surgeries in general are known to cause nearly* as many issues as they ‘fix’.

We need to know a lot more history here before anyone should be advocating for surgical intervention. When did the injury happen? MSK ultrasound findings? Has this U/S been repeated? Has there been appropriate PT? Subacromial bursa injection? What other pain management strategies have been used?

It sounds like this issue has been going on for a while and is impacting your girlfriends function quite a bit, which concerns me, however when I read a partial tear (and unknown which rotator cuff muscle) that SHOULD heal fine with appropriate PT.

As always, feel free to PM me with any specifics and I’m happy to discuss them or review reports for a second opinion for you

PA
 

Novitec

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I’m seeing a lot of replies advocating for surgery.
It’s not that simple, and shoulder surgeries in general are known to cause nearly* as many issues as they ‘fix’.

We need to know a lot more history here before anyone should be advocating for surgical intervention. When did the injury happen? MSK ultrasound findings? Has this U/S been repeated? Has there been appropriate PT? Subacromial bursa injection? What other pain management strategies have been used?

It sounds like this issue has been going on for a while and is impacting your girlfriends function quite a bit, which concerns me, however when I read a partial tear (and unknown which rotator cuff muscle) that SHOULD heal fine with appropriate PT.

As always, feel free to PM me with any specifics and I’m happy to discuss them or review reports for a second opinion for you

PA
I will have some more details in the near future as she will be going for more scans. She was informed today actually from her doctor that there is calcium build up in the joint as well! I believe she was told this about a year ago when she first had scan done but, slipped her mind I guess! I will touch base after she gets more scans done.

Thanks brother
 

Peter Akara

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Calcinosis or calcified tendinitis can cause ALOT of pain and most often has nothing to do with surgery. Glad she is making some progress on a proper diagnosis. Don’t rush to surgery (not that any good orthopod would go forward with surgery without sorting these other issues first). Based on what I’m hearing, I think these issues can be fully treated and fully recovered without surgery. Keep us updated,
PA
 
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