Re: Shoulder surgery incision/pain issues
I never heard of that - sounds interesting. My whole saga started with an injury - tendon and bone injury. The first was rotator cuff repair (complete tear of supraspinatus and part of infraspinatus) - it was downhill after that. That was followed by lysis of adhesions, which was followed by bicep tenodesis and distal clavicle resection, which was followed by humeral head resurfacing (misplaced) which was followed by the total replacement. I ended up going to MGH for that and now have to travel between Ohio and Mass to see the surgeon. I have no idea what will be up his sleeve this time - he said something about not wanting to be too aggressive with the number of surgeries I've had. The only good thing was that I lost 65 pounds. I haven't been this thin ever (115). I've had 2 pain management docs, but now my PCP is handling it. I was taking oxycontin and percocet for awhile, but wanted to get off so we could truly assess the extent of my pain. The only time I've had pain relief were the 8 or so weeks after the TSR, then it started slipping out of place again. I had the TSR in May, and am worse now than I have ever been.