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Jonesa
11-12-2005, 10:15 AM
Gday,

5 weeks ago I dislocated my right shoulder in a back yard "Slip and Slide" mishap, it is the second time in 8 years i have dislocated this shoulder (1st time was Barefoot water skiing). It took the doctors at the hospital 1 hour to get my shoulder back in. It wasn't fun.

Since then I started Physio, and had an MRI (on the Phyio's advise), after recieving the MRI results the Physio had stopped any treatment and advised me to consult a specialist. My doctor suggested the same thing.

My problem now is WHAT DO I DO???

The next available appiontment to see a highly regarded specialist in Brisbane is late Feburary, I dont know to wait till then or see someone else (possibly less regarded). Is this too long to wait? I am 27 and lead a very active life (Off road motorbikes, jetski's, Touch footy and Golf)

I am not in any pain, but it does hurt if I stretch to far and I have no strength in my shoulder.

The Conclusion of the MRI is as follows:
Hill-Sach lesion with bone contusion, Partial thickness partial width tear of the Supraspinatus tendon. No laboral injury is evident.

Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading

Jonesa

catlover
14-12-2005, 09:18 PM
2 dislocations in 8 years- probably not happening often enough to recommend surgery to "tighten" the shoulder- I would work on strengthening under your physio's guidance until you see the specialist, & I would expect the strength to return. Surgery would be considered then if you are troubled by pain or wish to lessen the chance of a further dislocation. Also get you physio to check the axillary nerve function.