Shoulder narrower after TRSReplacement

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Topic Title: Shoulder narrower after TRSReplacement
Created On: 10/30/2013 12:37 PM

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 11/15/2013 06:52 PM

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misty3

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Yes, i would agree. I am going for a nerve block next week. They "burn" the suprascapular nerve to hopefully provide some pain relief. The feeling does return eventually.

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 11/15/2013 05:24 PM

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Sioux6

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Thank you very much, Misty3.

Guess I WILL have to live with it. Well - Looking forward and not backward.

Also, I really have no pain to speak of - very fortunate, I think.

Sioux6

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 11/06/2013 06:33 AM

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misty3

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I had three replacement surgeries, first partial, then total, then reverse, within months of one another. Since the incision was in the same place, they had to split the muscle in the front of the shoulder three times. It could not recover from that much injury. Plus I had three other surgeries before that. You probably had the reverse since your rotator cuff was not functioning. Mine was not either, so the surgeon had to cut what was left of the tendons, and then the muscles that were attached had nowhere to go, but scarred down. So, the shoulder looks like half a regular shoulder and everything is slipping off half the time!

hopefully you are doing well otherwise? Are you pain free?

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 11/05/2013 07:34 PM

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Sioux6

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Thanks, Misty3,

Guess I'll have to live with it - perhaps you could put some of those terms in "plainspeak?" I'm not much good with medicalese!

Sioux6

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 10/30/2013 05:11 PM

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misty3

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Yes, same thing with me, only I am 58 and on the small side too. The musculature in the front is atrophied and flattened so much so that the coracoid sticks out. No anterior deltoid. someone who saw me on a beach asked if i was bit by a shark. I don't care - that is the least of the problems associated with the shoulder!

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 10/30/2013 12:37 PM

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Sioux6

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I am 78 years old and very healthy and active. I had a Total Reverse Shulder Replacement in August of 2012, Frankly, the surgery and pain were minimal, and I thouroughly sympathize with you who've had the opposite experience. My complaint may seem to be very vain, but my Right shoulder (the one operated on) is now 1 inch narrower than the left one. 1 Inch makes a big difference when you're small, as I am - 5' tall, 128 Pounds). My clothes fall off my shoulders and my bra straps always show.

I know this sounds pretty petty, but I just need to know if this was to be expected??? It certainly was not addressed before the surgery.

Perhaps you will all find this a bit amusing, but to me it is particularly annoying.

Thanx to any of you who have comments.

Sincerrely,

Sioux6

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