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Old 03-24-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Slap tear surgery....would love to hear experiences

Hi everyone! I'm Amy, 36 stay home mom and live in NC. I am having slap tear surgery on april 1.
Its a minor tear from what we can tell from the MRI, but nonetheless, i'm nervous. I have been reading up online but there aren't alot of forums, etc for this type of thing.
Would love to hear your experiences from this type of surgery!
thanks
Amy

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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Re: Slap tear surgery....would love to hear experiences

I have had 3 rotator cuff surgeries. The first one was 4 years ago and was a slap and supraspinatus tendon repair. I did my own Pt and recovered in about 4-6 months. The reason I had to go back the 2nd time was to tighten it up and the last which was in december is because I retore the supraspinatus tendon, but for you it shouldn't be as bad. Just make sure you feel good about your surgeon and you have all your questions answered. If I can help anymore, please let me know

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Re: Slap tear surgery....would love to hear experiences

Thanks for the reply. I am VERY confident with my surgeon and the whole practice.
As of now its just slap repair, but of course you never truly know until they get in there!
I don't handle pain well, or pain meds for that matter..so im praying it isn't to bad afterwards!

 
Old 05-16-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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first week is rough. u realize how much u use ur shoulderut it will in time get better. took me months to feel better and my friends told me one day u wake up and the pain is gone, six months later. goodnews is that u will be able to do most as u did before. now have issues with the other shoulder and just did an ulnar surgery where thr first week the pain lkevel was a solid 10.

 
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