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September 20, 2021  
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Topic Title: Distal Clavicle Excision Failed (non curative)
Created On: 07/09/2013 03:06 PM
 07/11/2013 04:58 PM

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You probably had an arthroscopic DCR. This time, find another experienced surgeon and have an open DCR. They can visualize the problem easier and take more bone if needed.

I failed a arthroscopic procedure but the open one fixed me.
 07/09/2013 03:06 PM

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I went to the doc late last year and early this year with weightlifting-induced shoulder pain at the highest point of the AC joint. After cortisone/novocain injections that helped for a couple weeks each, the recommendation of the distal clavicle excision was put forth and I finally went for it in February.

I'm now five months out. The surgical pain is gone and I'm back to most of my activities, including cycling some 100+ miles per week. But I still have AC joint pain in the same spot and I cannot do push-weights (bench press, dips, etc.) without extreme pain that prevents me from doing any amount of significant weight.

I went back to my doc who sort of blew me off by giving me another cortisone/Novocain shot and sending me on my way with a “that should do it, just don't do any bench press as I think that's aggravating it.”

So I'm left thinking the surgery was a flop and that I'm going to have to do it again (new doc).

Hoping for any advice…
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