I posted less than a year ago, but since then I have had surgery and it recently failed It's discouraging, so I thought I'd come on here for some of your moral support! This board is so informative!
My story is as follows... I'm 27, live in the US, Philadelphia, PA. I played competitve sports through college. I was a softball player, so I was not shocked to find that superstar baseball players like Alex Rodriguez have this injury.
My doctor went with sort of a hybrid procedure... More invasive than arthroscopy, but not quite the "open" procedure. He cut in like the open, but he only shaved bone and reattached the labrum. He did not cut the bone, fully dislocate, nor use screws to put it back together. The idea was that he would have more access than arthroscopically, so more of a chance for success.. But, by not doing the open procedure, he was making my rehab and recovery go smoother.
I had the surgery in August, and it went incredibly well. I have felt like a whole new person lately. I was soo happy!!! then, last week... walking down the street, it's like everything just fell apart. Clicking, popping, and pain are all back and I am back to the same spot I was pre-op.
I have an appointment with him in Feb. but I'm pretty certain the next move will be to have open surgery... While this board has been so informative, I do welcome any new information, stories, suggestions, etc. about facing this surgery.
You guys are great!