Suggestions for Treating Right Shoulder?

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Suggestions for Treating Right Shoulder?

Postby feibelal » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:36 pm

I have shoulder soreness which evolved from a dislocated shoulder twenty years ago which I did not properly rehab. It now extends to both shoulders. I finally got an MRI of the worser of the two, and I have an appointment with a orthopedist this coming week to explore my options.

I have been through one course of physical therapy. I would like any suggestions or advice you may have, including about what role portable ultrasound might play in my healing.

The MRI summary follows:
1. Posterior superior labral tear that may extend anteriorly and involve the biceps tendon insertion compatible with a SLAP type tear.
2. Mild bursal surface irregularity of the supraspinatus tendon. There is no high-grade partial thickness or full thickness tears identified.
3. Marrow signal abnormality at the acromioclavicular joint involving both the acromium and clavicle consistent with mild osteolysis. Moderate AC joint arthrosis.

We haven't done an MRI on the left shoulder, although I would imagine we will.

Allen. [/list]
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Postby scott » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:24 pm

Chronic inflammation, pain, and decreased range of motion are all symptoms that can be relieved with the use of ultrasound. A good therapy program would take you a long way and may help to avoid a surgical intervention.

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Re: Suggestions for Treating Right Shoulder?

Postby ansar » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:00 pm

feibelal wrote:I have shoulder soreness which evolved from a dislocated shoulder twenty years ago which I did not properly rehab. It now extends to both shoulders. I finally got an MRI of the worser of the two, and I have an appointment with a orthopedist this coming week to explore my options.

I have been through one course of physical therapy. I would like any suggestions or advice you may have, including about what role portable ultrasound might play in my healing.

The MRI summary follows:
1. Posterior superior labral tear that may extend anteriorly and involve the biceps tendon insertion compatible with a SLAP type tear.
2. Mild bursal surface irregularity of the supraspinatus tendon. There is no high-grade partial thickness or full thickness tears identified.
3. Marrow signal abnormality at the acromioclavicular joint involving both the acromium and clavicle consistent with mild osteolysis. Moderate AC joint arthrosis.

We haven't done an MRI on the left shoulder, although I would imagine we will.

Allen. [/list]


A SLAP tear that is not a full thickness tear can be debrided (they shave down the torn part) in arthroscopy, if it is a full thickness tear surgery is required to fix this. There is a new procedure being done when they find partial tears along the tendon especially at the insertion point, they call it biceps tenodesis, they move the tendon which helps to prevent it from fully tearing from the joint. Moving the tendon is preventive surgical medicine, and yes your arm will work the same way it does now once it heals if this procedure is done.
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Re: Suggestions for Treating Right Shoulder?

Postby krisgay1973 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:20 am

Wow, and I thought my shoulder issues were bad! I don't have any medical information or help to offer other than a sympathetic listener that wishes you the very best in your recovery!

I think I'd rather have a bashed up foot or leg than deal with shoulder and arm issues. I'm so sorry that you are going through all of that!
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