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Topic Title: Labral and Rotator cuff full tear
Created On: 06/02/2015 02:33 AM
 
 11/19/2015 05:57 AM

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jeff55

<p>&#160;Hey Thomas,</p>
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<p>Yes it has been over 5 months now since surgery and at 3 weeks I started swiming, could not even dog padle at first but then I kept at it, 8 weeks was doing the crawl swim. Surgeon said I was recovering at twice the expected rate I swim every day and all seems well but still discomfort but they did say 1 full year for recovery. I feel as if I could play baseball now but not going to push it that far. The newer anti inflamatory meds and the recirculating ice water played a big role in the early stages. Previous RC only surgery was much harder and nothing as severe so things are progressing big time</p>
 11/19/2015 03:13 AM

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thomasanderson

<p>Don&#8217;t worry jeff55, you will be fine soon. Just follow the post-operative instructions given by your doctor for faster recovery.</p>
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 06/19/2015 07:46 PM

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jeff55

<p>&#160;Well two weeks out past surgery and doing great. Not sure how many anchors and connectors were installed but the biceps were also hanging by a thread. Supraspinatus was able to be fished back and attached and the labrum was anchored down. Pain was minimal, PT is going well and as soon as i can get in a warm pool and spend a few hrs a day all the better. Having RC surgery on the other shoulder prepared me for the worst but piece of cake now...but only time will tell the true results</p>
 06/03/2015 02:01 PM

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jeff55

<p>&#160;I got the procedure list. Subacromial Decompression, Distal Clavicle excision, Bankart repair and Rotator cuff repair. Anybody ever have all these done at once? Gonna be a huring unit in 24 hrs but better than dislocating my shoulder turning over in bed</p>
 06/02/2015 02:33 AM

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jeff55

<p>&#160;Going in for surgery in a few days and the surgeon said I have the Labral tear all the way around and the Supraspinatus tendon is fully torn most likley to an older injury and has receded maybe 3 inches by the looks from what I saw in the MRI Arthrogram. The Infraspinatus is mostly torn also and from the MRI I was told that the socket on the bottom part had fractured and was not visible in an Xray. Now I have had a rotator cuff repaired on the other shoulder, complete tear and I know it is not a fun thing but this has me a bit worried. Surgeon will do arthoscopically and said at least 10 anchor points will be needed, only had one before on other shoulder. Also it was mentioned that a shoulder replacement will be in order someday...</p>
<p>The previous shoulder I had maybe 2-3 weeks of therapy and thats all they would do. I started doing some pool work, stretching and slowly moving it ever so gently and I healed fairly quickly, doc said was amazing. Now for all this other stuff and a receded tendon I would think that the PT and stretching will be very painful. Any advice on having both the RC and labral tear and recovery efforts? I have a feeling I will not get many sessions for therapy and do not want to take any risk of tearing out what they fix. I am glad to be getting it done but just so worried about the outcome and possible extended recovery time and pain</p>
     
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