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rotator cuff

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  • Posted By: myrcuff
  • October 12, 2007
  • 07:47 PM

had r-cuff surgery to repair 2 full thkness tears 18 mos. ago & haven't had 1 painfree day since. told it would be arthoscopic ended up being major.have a 5" straight cut scar w/indentation & unable to raise arm further than eye,ear,nose level.doctor who performed states in time it will heal.during past 6+ mos. been examined by 2 other qualified md's. latest exam states the reason for all my problems is because 1 of the 4 deltoid muscles was not properly re-attached thus the reason for major indentation & can restore me to approx. 75-85 % with another surgical procedure. he also stated he would go in through the original incision/scar cut the muscle,pull it up & attach where
it normally belongs as well as repair the existing tears present from latest MRI after
surgery ! if I'm not mistaken here does this not have all the makings of surgical error or
medical mal-practice? doctor who assured me he could rid me of all I've endured last 18 mos. naturally stopped short of saying the obvious of course to protect another. maybe someone is out there for whom can advise myself of how & where to
proceed?

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