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Old 06-02-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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mri results of shoulder

my hubby fell about 12 feet down a flight of stairs , after over a week of pain he had an mri. He can't get into a ortho doc for a couple of weeks.
it states the upper surface of the rotator cuff is indented. he has hypertrophic changes in the acromioclavicular joint. there are areas of bright signal in the tendon atthe insertion site of the humerus. and last of all he has a small full- thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon. anyone have this or know if that usually means surgery or another treatment ??

 
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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Re: mri results of shoulder

cant he get an appt sooner? i would think surgery, but i am not a dr. hope you are going to a shoulder specialist. the tear does not sound good.

 
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:31 PM   #3
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Re: mri results of shoulder

No we tried an he can't be seen any sooner. I asked the family doc's nurse if it means surgery and she said she has no idea what they will do. So for now its hydrocodone every 6 to 8 hours and resting it.

 
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good luck and keep posting

 
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Re: mri results of shoulder

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my hubby fell about 12 feet down a flight of stairs , after over a week of pain he had an mri. He can't get into a ortho doc for a couple of weeks.
it states the upper surface of the rotator cuff is indented. he has hypertrophic changes in the acromioclavicular joint. there are areas of bright signal in the tendon atthe insertion site of the humerus. and last of all he has a small full- thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon. anyone have this or know if that usually means surgery or another treatment ??
Is hubby getting less pain, are there any positions that causes more pain, what acts increase the pain. Can he get his arm up in the air, can he sleep on the injured side? Can he raise his arm away from the side level to the ground?
James

 
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Re: mri results of shoulder

He is still in the same amount of pain , not getting any better. He can't sleep on that side , and he can't raise it from his side up into the air. it aches even when he sits still and doesn't move it

 
Old 06-15-2011, 06:26 PM   #7
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We went to the surgeon today. its a torn rotator cuff and he is going to schedule the surgery to fix it arthroscopically. No work for about 3 months , and his summer will be shot to heck.

 
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i am sorry to hear that. at least you have an answer. its a hard recovery, but pt will help when he is ready. my dr told me 12 weeks recovery, but i am still tight so i have 4 more weeks of pt. its partial frozen shoulder. the dr said it should loosen up-i am sick of having pain. keep posting

 
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Thanks Debbie, I hope your shoulder gets better soon. did you have an open big incision or arthroscopic ? Hubby is doing just the 4 small cuts , so hopefully this will heal good quick. He will be off I believe 3 months or longer. I think the doc said his arm will be in a sling for a month and physical therapy will begin moving it a little after a week or two.

 
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i had arthoscopic. thanks for your concern. i will try to help along the journey. debbie

 
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