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Old 02-16-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
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Post Distal Clavicle Resection (open type) post op ....

Has any one in this form had on of there trpes of surguries ? I had one back in June on my right shoulder and now 8 months later i'm in incredible pain in the same area ......again .It's impossible to get back in to my specialist (he's in another city far away and no one in this city is avalible to check it out unless i wait 4 to 6 months to get in tosee them ) .My scar is flamming red at times but doesn't seem infected . I really have no clue why this i paining me again if you know any reason why it would please let me know !!It took almost 5 months for it to feel better after the surgerie and now this i'm only 30 and really am not handeling this well . Thia isd the only board i could think to post on because the DCR was due to Arthritis (O)........suggestions please .

Old 02-18-2004, 03:59 AM   #2
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Re: Distal Clavicle Resection (open type) post op ....

I have a dear friend who had both shoulders done 5-7 years ago-- different times of course. Did very well.
The recovery process did take quite a bit; but life was much much better.
The scars will probably drive you nuts for quite some time; but think you would be much improved by now ????

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Old 02-19-2004, 08:53 PM   #3
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Re: Distal Clavicle Resection (open type) post op ....

I was improved greatly untile last sunday night ,then this dreadfull surge of pain started up in my "problem area " all i had done was turn the page on a book ......and then instant pain ...........and it was a small book so that wasn't the trigger !I'm totally perplexed . How long did it take your friend to totally recover (i still can;t sleep on that side and it drives me nuts because that's how i slept for years ).

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:48 PM   #4
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Re: Distal Clavicle Resection (open type) post op ....

Hmm a seemingly dead post ...but it's not!! h\Here i am 5 year laster and my 1st DCR still hurts ...the pain keeps me awake at night....My ortho is recomending another surgery ..dcr again on the same shoulder again...not a chance...twice ..once on each side was enough for one lifetime.....I'll just have to live with the pain. On another note people I know that have had the closed dcr as in arthoscopic are doing great now...

Old 04-03-2009, 09:39 AM   #5
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Re: Distal Clavicle Resection (open type) post op ....

Hi. I had arthroscopic distal clavicle excisions on both shoulders 5 years ago and they are great. I would suggest finding another doc who does the scope type and getting a second opinion as to what is wrong. I don't know if I'd trust the same doc a second time around. Seems he might have messed up the first one.

Just my opinion.................Jenny

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