Mumford procedure

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Topic Title: Mumford procedure
Created On: 04/12/2010 09:32 PM

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 04/14/2010 06:48 PM

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Jmoseley0819

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Again they removed more than just a few mililimeters. I had 3 centemeters removed. And again it just doesn't make sense. I have been through physical therapy for 6 weeks and the outcome was the same. It did help with the strengthing or ROM! I am seeing another Doc for a second opinion and he is saying that I have to have the reconstuctive surgery because my shoulder has drooped and I have lost the muscle mass. I have WAY to much pain to do the strenghthing exercises.

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 04/14/2010 08:52 AM

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Again, they don't cut your entire clavicle off, just a few millimeters at the end. The ligaments that stabilize it are left intact. Weak muscles can cause your shoulder to droop. Have you tried physical therapy? Have you gotten another opinion from an orthopedic surgeon? I would do that before having such extensive surgery.

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 04/13/2010 08:07 PM

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Thank u for responding! My shoulder sits really low now. I don't know how to explain it. It droops terribly. I still don't see how they can cut it off and not put something there to stabelize it. I am going to have to have surgery to pull my shoulder up and back into the place that it is suppose to be in. I have no strength in my arm or even the ability to cut an onion cause of the pain in the shoulder and weakness that I have. I'm glad to hear that urs came out great but that u tore ur rotator cuff. I am only 24 and I don't know if maybe the doc did something wrong in the surgery or what...

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 04/13/2010 07:20 AM

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I had a Mumford several years ago. They don't take out a whole bone, they just cut the end of the clavicle so it doesn't rub up against the acromion and cause pain. It's a pretty common procedure also called a Distal Clavicle Resection (DCR). Several people on here have had it done. It worked fine for me but I went on to tear my rotator cuff and biceps tendon. I seem to manufacture bone spurs. What does a shoulder reconstruction entail and why are they doing it?

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 04/12/2010 09:32 PM

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Hello Everyone! I had a mumford procedure done in May of 2008 to remove 1cm of my broken clavical. I was "suppose" to heal just great and dandy but now 2 years later I am having to have reconstructive shoulder surgery. I didn't know u could take out a bone without putting something there to stabelize (sp) what u took out. I am suffering terribly and so is my 3 year old daughter. I was wondering if anyone else has gone through this??? If u have and have any comfronting suggestions that would be great. Thanks

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