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Old 10-31-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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SLAP Tear

Can anyone who's had a SLAP tear tell me what my chances are of needing surgery?

 
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Re: SLAP Tear

Do they say what type of slap tear?

 
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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Re: SLAP Tear

No, not that I know of. They told me that they couldn't do surgery until the adhesive capulitis (frozen shoulder) I developed was fixed. If they're mentioning surgery does that mean I probably need it? How do I know what type of tear I have?

 
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No, not that I know of. They told me that they couldn't do surgery until the adhesive capulitis (frozen shoulder) I developed was fixed. If they're mentioning surgery does that mean I probably need it? How do I know what type of tear I have?
If your age in the mini statistics is correct you are not yet middle aged and can not have a frozen shoulder.
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Please deleted this post as I accidently posted it twice.

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If your age in the mini statistics is correct you are not yet middle aged and can not have a frozen shoulder.
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Is there something that says only middle aged people can have frozen shoulder? All I know is 2 orthopedic specialists and a physical therapist told me that I developed it and the specialists were afraid to go any further in my treatment until it was fixed. I was put in aggressive phyiscal therapy for a month with an at home tens unit. Tomorrow I see the orthopedic specialist again.

 
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Is there something that says only middle aged people can have frozen shoulder? All I know is 2 orthopedic specialists and a physical therapist told me that I developed it and the specialists were afraid to go any further in my treatment until it was fixed. I was put in aggressive phyiscal therapy for a month with an at home tens unit. Tomorrow I see the orthopedic specialist again.
Well, for some strange reason many doctors, PTs and even Orthopedic srgeons call a stiff shoulder a frozen shoulder and at times even when it is not very stiff. A frozen shoulder is a much different entity from a stiff shoulder as it has a type of immune cell marker and so is most likely inherited. Half of the people who develop a frozen shoulder will develop one in the other shoulder provided they do not become too old, ie over 60. Many because of the inheritance factor will develope Dupuytren's a contracture of the inner fingers of the hand. The third condition of this group is Peyronie's disease which can only affect men! Interestingly the frozen shoulder is time limiting and recovers in time without treatment the other two do not.
Let me say two things, firstly TENs units are useless and the worst treatment of a frozen shoulder, if you had one would be "aggressive physical therapy".
So let your PT know what you know now and see what he of she thinks.
James

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Is there something that says only middle aged people can have frozen shoulder? All I know is 2 orthopedic specialists and a physical therapist told me that I developed it and the specialists were afraid to go any further in my treatment until it was fixed. I was put in aggressive phyiscal therapy for a month with an at home tens unit. Tomorrow I see the orthopedic specialist again.
Frozen shoulder can happen in young people to if shoulder is babied call where ever you got your mri and ask for a copy of your mri report I had my surgery 3 weeks ago today for bankart lesion slap tear and my bicep tendon barley hanging on start taking glucosomine and condrodent asap it truly helps good luck with whatever happens

 
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Frozen shoulder can happen in young people to if shoulder is babied call where ever you got your mri and ask for a copy of your mri report I had my surgery 3 weeks ago today for bankart lesion slap tear and my bicep tendon barley hanging on start taking glucosomine and condrodent asap it truly helps good luck with whatever happens
07fx6, That I did not know, by babying a shoulder can cause a frozen shoulder. That is out side the usual parameters of what is accepted by those who believe in evidence based medicine . So is a frozen shoulder not genetic and has no immune cell marker, and can happen in young people? You learn something every day.
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07fx6, That I did not know, by babying a shoulder can cause a frozen shoulder. That is out side the usual parameters of what is accepted by those who believe in evidence based medicine . So is a frozen shoulder not genetic and has no immune cell marker, and can happen in young people? You learn something every day.
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Basically you keep any of your joints still long enough there gonna lock up goes back to the principal you don't use it you lose it but it as far less likey in younger people eat right and do your pt and you will over come it as for you needing surgery if your not in pain or have instability don't let a money hungry doctor get in there and poke around even if you don't really need surgery your doctor will automatically suggest it your his next 10k dollar pay check.DO WHAT U NO IS RIGHT the simple fact you asked if you needed surgery tells me that you prob don't need it

Off to my pt remember to take your vitamins!!!!!

 
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Basically you keep any of your joints still long enough there gonna lock up goes back to the principal you don't use it you lose it but it as far less likey in younger people eat right and do your pt and you will over come it as for you needing surgery if your not in pain or have instability don't let a money hungry doctor get in there and poke around even if you don't really need surgery your doctor will automatically suggest it your his next 10k dollar pay check.DO WHAT U NO IS RIGHT the simple fact you asked if you needed surgery tells me that you prob don't need it

Off to my pt remember to take your vitamins!!!!!
I think you covered everything here.
James

 
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