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softball=love
17-04-2007, 12:25 PM
i am going in for a consult in my shoulder
and i am still leaning for surgery
i understand that the conservative way can be helpful
but i am young and i need that long time help and fast
but i still am not 100% sure
does anyway have any advice??

angieliu
17-04-2007, 05:35 PM
Here's my advice. If you are going to see a consultant about your shoulder I would have a couple of questions ready for him. It's helpful to know this. There's an awesome website which I discovered www.shoulderdoc.co.uk
There is lots of information on that website.

When I went to get a second opinion on my shoulder I made sure that I had a set of questions to ask so that you can get more direct answers. The questions I would ask would be something along the lines of:
How long will you be doing physio rehab for?
When can you start rehab after the surgery?
Will they do an arthroscopy or open shoulder surgery?
Being a young, fit person find out if conservative treatment will be of more benefit. My understanding is with tears in the labrum a lot of them heal by themselves and don't need surgery.
Will conservative treatment will be better than surgery? I know that you think that surgery may be the fastest way to get you back on your feet but sometimes it's not necessary.

Best of luck with things.

softball=love
18-04-2007, 12:16 PM
thanks a lot
that website
was a lot of help
the as for the whole thing about the conservative
way may be better for younger people but i have heard the oppsite
and i will make sure to ask my doctor that
thanks again