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torn rotator cuff

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 11, 2006
  • 06:11 PM

i had arthoscopy surgery done and i am still haveing problems with my shoulder. how accurate is the arthoscopy surgery?

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  • I had same surgery, I now have brachialplexopathy . I am disabled now as I can not use that arm. also on stong meds for pain and depression set in as I can no longer work, my life is so changed!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 06:45 PM
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  • i was rated with a disability because my doctor did not diagnose my tears after i had surgery and told him i was still having problems with my shoulder
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 00:40 AM
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  • My mother fell in dip in a parking lot and landed on her arm. She thought she'd broken it so she reported the incident an went to the emergency room. When she got the x-ray, she was feeling pain in the area between her elbow and shoulder. Nothing was noted on the x-ray, but as she started to heal (or should have started to heal) she realized that she was still unable to lift her arm above her head. She went to the orthopedic surgeon and found out after another x-ray and MRI that tore her rotator cuff in two places. Because of this she will not be able to have an arthroscopic surgery, instead they will actually have to open her up completely. Has anyone here had a non- arthroscopic rotator cuff repair?? How did was it?? My mother needs her arm to work as she does childcare and she doesn't seem to understand me when I tell her that she's going to need help. Any advice for getting through to her?
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