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Rotator cuff repair

Jan 07, 2015 7:16 PM

I had rotator cuff repair and after many months of pt, I was able to do most things. Now, I always hurt and it sometimes is shooting pain down from my shoulder to my elbow. Other times it is just there and other times it hurts like no other

Jan 07, 2015 9:12 PM

Can I ask, are those new problems with the surgery being done or did you have those problems before the surgery? I am curious because I need the same surgery done. I am quite anxious about it. I am in a tremendous amount of pain in my arm and going down my arm and where I have a great pain tolerance to pain level is an eight on the pain scale. So this is been hard to deal with. It sounds like maybe you may be quite aware of what I'm going through. If you can give me more details about the surgery and how you felt afterwards, and the physical therapy. I would love to know more. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. I hope that your arm makes improvements. I hope that you get to feeling better. Best wishes.

Jan 08, 2015 3:03 AM

The aurgery itself went fine and better than the first one I had. If it needs to happen, I think you should get it. I believe that these issues are complications from my first surgery, which was bone tumor removal and now the cement I have in mt shoulder is rubbing- causing the issues.

Jan 08, 2015 7:24 AM

I came across something and maybe its related to your additional pain. Its called thoracic outlet syndrome. Search for it at www.ncbi.nih.gov/pub med health. I can't see the rest of the address on my tablet, & I'm using my phone now, so you'll need to search for it. Hope it helps.

Jan 08, 2015 11:09 AM

I believe that my rotator surgery tipped the scale for all of my health issues. Everything went haywire after surgery and my body has been attacking itself ever since. Regarding the pain I am in more pain now than before which I could never have believed. Unfortunately my shoulder and arm had so much more pain after surgery that I let the surgeon talk me into doing it a second time one year later. After a new MRI that showed that my biceps tendon was not attached (woops) they missed it the first time. I wish I had a positive comment but I do not. I know many people that have had the surgery and 99% have worse pain. I was in the surgical healthcare field and did massive research finding a top surgeon in Houston but still bad outcome for me. I do wish I had something positive to add. Best of luck to you.

Jan 09, 2015 9:36 PM

Update- I am getting more x-rays in a week which may lead to an MRI. I dont know if I can have an MRI though because I have hardware in my shoulder.

Jan 10, 2015 5:30 AM

I have titanium in my neck and pelvis. And I've had many MRI, CTs and others. No problems so far. Best wishes!

Jan 10, 2015 8:34 AM

As long as it is a non - magnetic metal then your fine. Nearly All non - ferrous (non - ferrous means non-iron) metal is non - magnetic ( i believe you would need to double check but my DT teacher told me that)

Jan 10, 2015 11:52 PM

When I made the appointment for the xrays, they said that they are going to have to check if I can have an MRI or not

Jan 11, 2015 5:10 AM

If not they can always do a CT (also known as CAT)

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