Thermal Capsulorrhaphy (or Capsule Shrinkage)

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Topic Title: Thermal Capsulorrhaphy (or Capsule Shrinkage)
Created On: 07/23/2010 02:02 PM

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 01/18/2011 02:39 PM

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mblock66

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Hi -

I am 6 week post op for a modified shoulder replacement. I am struggling a lot with passive PT and showing visual sulcus signs for instability between the acromium and delt. I read about this heating shriking treatment as well in case I needed it to tighten up.


My PT told me they no longer do these and have found that while in the short term it works, the long term is the muscle just elongates again.

Hope that helps, take it for what it is worth but that is the word on the street from my end

Matt
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 01/18/2011 02:39 PM

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mblock66

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Hi -

I am 6 week post op for a modified shoulder replacement. I am struggling a lot with passive PT and showing visual sulcus signs for instability between the acromium and delt. I read about this heating shriking treatment as well in case I needed it to tighten up.


My PT told me they no longer do these and have found that while in the short term it works, the long term is the muscle just elongates again.

Hope that helps, take it for what it is worth but that is the word on the street from my end

Matt
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 01/18/2011 02:37 PM

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mblock66

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Hi -

I am 6 week post op for a modified shoulder replacement. I am struggling a lot with passive PT and showing visual sulcus signs for instability between the acromium and delt. I read about this heating shriking treatment as well in case I needed it to tighten up.


My PT told me they no longer do these and have found that while in the short term it works, the long term is the muscle just elongates again.

Hope that helps, take it for what it is worth but that is the word on the street from my end

Matt
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 07/23/2010 02:02 PM

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kyoun1e

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I've been doing PT on and off for 4-5 months now. My MRI arthogram revealed a small, partial tear in my infraspinitas and then two partial tears in my posterior superior and middle glenohumeral ligaments. My first two rounds of PT made things worse, but my latest PT is the first to regognize that my partially torn capsule ligaments are contributing to a loose shoulder situation and helps explain the pain I have when I press.

This brings me to Thermal Capsulorrhaphy as a potential surgical solution.

Has anyone had this done?

What was your recovery time like?

Does this technique look like a good fit for my situation?

I'm 4 weeks into my latest PT who is focused squarely on strengthening. It's getting better, but I feel like I have a long way to go before I could hit the bench press again. I'm questioning if the surrounding muscles can be strengthened enough to overcome the structural damage.

Thanks.

KY
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