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Old 02-01-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Re: frozen shoulder=surgery to cut bicep? shoulder surgery advice please

I have been through 5 shoulder surgeries, heading for the 6th, so have been around the block. Plus I am in my 50s, and have had 3 different surgeons. First, doing a bicep tenotomy or tenodesis is not going to "unfreeze" your shoulder. A cortisone shot will not kill your pain. Yes, it sounds like you have degenerative issues going on, as anyone does over 50.
I cannot believe a surgeon said he would not repair a tear on someone in their 50s! No, you don't rush into that, but there are circumstances where it is appropriate. Probably not in your case, but to say he would not to that, but would be more than happy to cut your bicep tendon is really unbelievable.
I would run, not walk to another shoulder surgeon OR just keep on with PT OR live with it with medications.

 
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