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Old 07-11-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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thoracic outlet syndrome...a few questions

I am new on this site and am looking for a few answers. I have had an elevated left shoulder for almost five years with nerve and muscle pain. I didn't have an accident, didn't fall, and didn't have a car accident. I really woke up 5 years ago with an elevated shoulder. After being passed from doctor to doctor, I am having surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with only a 50% chance it will fix my shoulder. I am just wanting some advice from people who have had their rib removed. I am just wondering what the recovery will be like. Thanks!!!

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Old 09-02-2008, 07:33 AM   #2
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Re: thoracic outlet syndrome...a few questions

I am new to this message board and just ran across your thread so by now you probably have had your surgery. I have had a cervical rib resection and my scalene muscle removed about 3 months ago and I'm still in recovery. It's a painful surgery. Mine was probably a little more so because the surgeon said he did a little more work than he normally does and my ribs were a lot bigger than most people. If you haven't had the surgery yet or have any questions, I'd be glad to answer them if I can.

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