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September 22, 2017  
REFERENCE: Ask an Expert

Below are some of the most-recently-answered questions from our Medical Experts. We recommend you read over these questions as well as search our "Frequently Asked Questions" to see if your question has already been answered.



Question:
Hello, I'm an 18 year old male. I had thermal capsular shrinkage With Bankart repair about 7 months ago. Presently I'm having some problems with ROM and Bursitus. I am a avid wrestler who wants to continue the sport in college and possibly after. I was wondering if this is possible with my shoulder condition. I have a similiar problem with my left shoulder but I have not opted for surgery because of the problems I'm having with my right shoulder

Question submitted by: Drew Anderson - [email protected]

Dr. Hasan
Dr. Hasan is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, elbow, and general orthopaedic problems. Dr. Hasan has received the M.D. degree and a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, both from Vanderbilt University. He completed residency training at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago followed by fellowship training at both the University of Washington and the Texas Orthopaedic Hospital in Houston. Dr. Hasan has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research efforts at national and international orthopaedic conferences. Dr. Hasan’s areas of interest include: arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee as well as joint replacement surgery. He currently practices at Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center.


Answer:
Stiffness may result following thermocapsular shrinkage, but it is less likely in a younger patient such as yourself. As far as bursitis, it depends on what you mean by that. Wrestlers use their rotator cuff muscles during their sport, and often times you can get tendinitis or bursitis. The treatment is rest, activity modification, anti-inflammatories, ice, and stretches. The last item: stretches, is often ignored, and is probably the most important. Shoulder stretches should be performed before any strength workout or practice. Some common ones are presented by Dr. Anthony Romeo (this month's shoulder hero).

   
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