scar tissue after surgery

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Topic Title: scar tissue after surgery
Created On: 05/21/2005 08:43 AM

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 05/21/2005 08:43 AM

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kryckert1

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I have suffered with scar tissue for the last eight years. I have had 2 total shoulder replacements, and I have Ehler's Danlos, which causes the scar tissue to develop immediately after I have surgery. I have had so many surgeries to remove scar tissue, and they would work for a while. I would check with your doctor to see if maybe you need to have it cleaned out with a scope. I would caution you on doing this; you are taking a risk by doing this. It might create more scar tissue to build up, it might not work at all, and as in my case, you might develop a Staph infection. I would continue to try PT; swimming pools really helped me with moving my arm, but minimizing the pain. If that doesn't work, see your doctor and ask them to check it for you. Good Luck! Kirsten


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LOUM2429

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i had scar tissue after surgery.....pain, popping on certain movement.....had surgery in April and my ortho told me it would go away........and it did for the most part. just keep exercising it, but don't do the ones that give you pain.....try it, if it gives you pain or pops.......stop and wait for a few days, and try again......it took mine quite a while but it does go away for the most part.......and if you in PT.....don't let them tell you to work through the popping and pain....listen to your body.....it's not normal to exercise with pain at any time....just go back to it later........good luck !!
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sinaisam

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Mate, i am the same i am now only three months post op and have just had a cortison, injection for the pain. i am told that this can happen, i get pain in the area which gave me trouble prior to having the surgery done(in and around the ac joint). i had a few things done 1. acrimoplasty, 2.labram tear stiched, 3. clavical shaved off, 4. rotator cuff cleaned up still small tear there, 5. the ac joint cleaned out and tidy up, 6. also they did something with the bursa. The scar tissue around the ac joint is flaring up and is giving me pain when i use my arm around from just below shoulder level to anything above shoulder level(without weights). prior to the shot i used a t.e.n.s. machine which seemed to help. will this continue for ever or can surgery help. how much ROM did you loose post op ? hope to hear from you soon. sinaisam
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ds144

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has any else suffered with scar tissue after surgery? I am and would like some input on dealing with the pain than
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