Can't raise my arm

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Created On: 09/08/2017 04:12 PM

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 09/09/2017 12:54 PM

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I had a regular total shoulder replacement of my right shoulder 7 months ago. I still can't lift my arm in front of me. I can raise it some behind me. I have almost full range of motion using rubber bands and a pulley, I just can't lift my arm. Any ideas  what could cause this? I will have a revision of the shoulder in two weeks. The surgeon says that the ends of the replacement can be swapped and I may have limited range of motion after that. Of course that will be a big improvement over my current condition. I notice that some people have had trouble with their reverse shoulder replacement.

 

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 09/08/2017 04:12 PM

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7 months after a normal shoulder replacement I still cannot raise my right arm. The surgeon has me scheduled for the reverse shoulder replacement in two weeks. The original surgery was for pain. I had cortisone shots in the previous year but they were less and less effective and I eventually chose to have the replacement surgery. I can't figure out what went wrong that is keeping me from lifting my arm forward. I can raise my arm behind me. I have no pain and I have full range of motion using pulleys and rubber bands. My shoulder was sore after surgery and would ache where I had rotator cuff surgery to repair a tear. The replacement surgery cut the rotator cuff just about where the tear and subsequent repair were. That soreness has faded. What went wrong?

 

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