Hi i am new to this forum but need to find out some things about my shoulder injury i have had for the last 2 years due to a work accident. I wont have surgery as i am a single mum and have to look after my 2 kids, i have gone onto a new job and love it but i ahve a question that one of u good ppl may be able to help me with. Over the past 6 months my specialist has noticed that my shoulder has dropped and is quite much lower than the other one and very noticiable but my question is ...is there any way that it will get better with out surgery, i have a complete tear and also bursitis and mri scans show i need a shoulder replacement as well. A specialist i had to see said that my shoulder will get better over time yet my treating doctor says it will always be permanent..has anyone lese had this problem and if so what did u do or ur doctor do to treat it. I also have a bad curvature in the shoulder as well which means to get a good night sleep i have to have a pillow under neath it or i suffer in the mornings. Plz if any one has any adivese i am willing to hear it..Thanks for any help given.
Hi guys, found some useful info in this thread thus far so thank you. Today, after recieveing the results of an ultrasound , I was told that I have a 9x5x2mm full thickness tear of the posterior supraspinatus tendon and mild subacrominal bursitis. I have been referred by my GP to an orthopedic surgeon but the earliest appt date is 30th August. The injury was sustained on Saturday 6th August when during a soccer match I tackled an opponent and the player fell directly onto the shoulder with all their body weight. I am in my early 30's and although i am writing off this season with only five games to go, I want some re-assurance that it will make a full recovery. In twenty odd years playing competitive sport I have been fortunate enough to have never sustained an injury which has kept me out long term. My GP says that I may need an operation but I guess I'll know more once I see the surgeon. Any advice or tips in what to do next would be great. Should I ring around and try and find another surgeon that can see me sooner?*
Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I would ring around to see if you can get in to see someone else. Each persons injury is going to be different and I do not claim to be an expert but my advice is that it won't harm to get a second opinion. I'd also see if you can see a sports physio, they may also be able to recommend another surgeon or a sports doctor. If anything the biggest lesson I've learnt is when you get an injury and you know it's not going to heal by itself, you have to act quickly. The longer you wait the harder it is to diagnose and treat.
Some specialists seem to have a problem with workcover. In late 2010 I was sent to a specialist in Brisbane who with hind sight has a really top reputation and in my opinion an inflated ego and a swelled head. If he is so good why did he miss diagnose my problem and maintain it was age related and unlikely work related when I had had an incident at work. My employer also lied to workcover. I am still seeking retribution for this.(It will still happen) The examination he did was almost identical to my second opinion Specialist. This second opinion Specialist operates in a country town and nailed the problems on the first visit. Just to be sure he ordered an MRI with die injection first.The result came back just as he said. My research on the internet says some of the questions asked by the first specialist should have been an excellent indicator of the injury yet he ignored the answer I gave him. My solicator's boss lady seems intimidated by his reputation and while not scared of his opinion seems to make exchuses for him. People should be warned about no win no pay solicators. It seems a good idea but they will manipulate for their best outcome which is not always in your best interest. You need to be carefull. Meanwhile I have now not worked for 12 months because of this prick with the swelled head. I still have to have an operation.(soon) My injurys amount to a couple of tears in tendons(biceps tendon is one) and a possible crack or tear in the cartlidge. My original diagnosis was calcific tendonitis and the first specialist said after X-rays I had no sign of calcium, yet he told workcover, when pushed, he would except an aggrivation to calcific tendonitis. Isn't this the calcium he told me I don't have! What a wanker.Workcover are so thick they can't see a problem there.
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I ruptured my supraspinatus over a year ago and have surgery scheduled for next week. After a couple months, the pain was gone. The shoulder gives me no trouble really. I have decent strength and good ROM. I can't throw a ball worth a damn, but I never could. I am seriously considering NOT having the surgery. Any opinions out there? I would especially appreciate hearing from any ortho. folks who've dealth with it. Thanks.
My opinion is that with the surgery you will go back from the point you are now but in the long run you will get closer to the condition you were before the accident. It could take quite long though.
I had surgery in 2006, 5 weeks after my accident, the first years progress was very slow, muscles did not respond easily to PT. I had very serious atrophy to the surrounding muscles. Now I am almost symmetrical but need more work to make them stronger. But it is only a matter of time. I am sure I will get back to "perfection" in about 12 months or so. The good thing is that now all muscles respond immediately.
Its worth noting that I had massive damage to 3 RC tendons.
You've chosen a really great forum to join...this is a amazing place to be for help and advice as well as making some really good frinds, the members on here are some of the most genuine and caring people I have met and they are always there for one another whtever the circumstances and whatever they're doing at the time...if someone is needed there's aways someone there.
Had surgery today to repair a full tear of the supraspinatus tendon and the infraspinatus tendon . They were able to partially connect the infraspinatus tendon but not the supraspinatus tendon , the tissues were too dry. My question is can I still function with a full tear for the rest of my life ? I am now 50 years old . My doctor said there are other options if I need it but he feels with therapy that I have a chance of getting better . Has anyone else gone through this
- Eddie .
You really need a complete treatment process. You have spent too much time waiting, that is very bad. You now need to find a high level of surgical hospital, it must have experienced doctor. Only in this way you will cure you of your tendon. Don't waste your time! Hurry up!