Reining in the Pain

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Topic Title: Reining in the Pain
Created On: 09/01/2006 07:42 PM

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 09/07/2007 09:39 AM

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ouchthathurts

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I too had a latissimus transfer. It relieved some pain from fatigue. I have NO more ROM than I had before this surgery. I have had 3 in total. I do not have arthritis, so a reverse shoulder replacement is out of the ?. Thank Goodness! I have read that this lat surgery is less than successful for women. I'm a 50 yr. old male. I have zero external rotation. I find myself medicating alot at night. I have also heard from other people with shoulder replacement that it was a blessing to have done to releve the pain. The shoulder is such a complex joint to recover after trauma. Mine was due to trauma. I wish you a pain free life!
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 10/05/2006 08:05 AM

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hannah1

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Hi Maisy...I too am considering a reverse shoulder replacement. How did yours work out? I certainly would love to hear. I have had a hemi replacement, but the prothesis isnt in the joint, so this could be my other option .Hannah1
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 09/01/2006 07:42 PM

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londonderry

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From article Reining in the PainI am contemplating an Inverse (Reverse) Shoulder Replacement vs. a Shoulder Fusion. My rotator cuff is gone and I have a lot of arthritis. I am 47 years old. I have already had 3 operations - one of which was a Latissimus Dorsi Transfer where they take the Lat from your back and put it on shoulder to work instead of the Rotator Cuff - My LDTransfer failed. Anyone else in a similar position?Maisy
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