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Andielyn 04-03-2013 02:23 PM

manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) experiences
I am undergoing a manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) and a arthroscopic capsular release next week due to a frozen shoulder complication from a shoulder dislocation in September 2012. I am usually not scared of procedures, but this one has me quaking in my boots. I had a rotator cuff repair and biceps tenodesis in November (from the same injury).

Anyone have experience with a MUA? What was the post-op pain like? Did you do it out-patient or in-patient? The doctor mentioned both were an option (for pain management, I imagine) but I chose out-patient.

I would appreciate anyone sharing their experiences (even if negative.) I would particularly like to hear from anyone has had this due to an injury rather than idiopathic frozen shoulder.

CT06405 04-03-2013 03:56 PM

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I haven't had the procedure myself, but I know those who have and, due to the anesthesia, it was very tolerable. The pain should be about the same as with any arthroscopic surgery, which is manageable with pain pills and tends to decline greatly after the first few days.

Is the frozen shoulder due to your surgery, or was it present before then?

galalena 04-04-2013 02:41 PM

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Capsular release may be indicated. I would be very concerned about mua so close to a cuff repair.

noevr 04-06-2013 03:49 PM

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Hi hope I haven't missed your window here but I had it done last jul after rot cuff surgery in may 2012. I believe they inject cortisone alsi while you are under. I was afraid too because I had bad osteoporosis in that shoulder I was worried about breakage but everything went fine. I was a little more sore afterwards and started back to pt immediately the next day to get full advantage of the MUA. I could really tell the difference too with ROM. I was glad I had. It done. Cathy

Clutz mama 09-23-2014 02:25 PM

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Thank you for sharing your experience following MUA with osteoporosis. I had surgery 4 part proximal humerus fracture and dislocation repaired with a plate and screws on 4/15/14. Now I have a frozen shoulder after 18 PT visits and 14 OT visits since the swelling caused swelling/contractures in my fingers. I am to undergo MUA and I am afraid. Has anyone else had MUA following repair of a fracture? I am concerned since the surgery was 5 mos ago and I have osteopenia. This is my dominant hand/arm.

Andielyn 09-24-2014 01:12 PM

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Hi Clutz mama,

I posted the original topic back in early 2013. I had my MUA and the experience was not bad at all. I also had lysis of adhesions at the same time (arthroscopically).

I would make sure you have an orthopedic surgeon you trust and knows your case well. I also had swelling and contractures in my fingers and as SOON as the anesthesia wore off I could move my fingers normally without pain. Was amazing! It was my dominant hand, too.

I did not have any fractures with my injury but if I were in the same place again I would not hesitate to have it done. I hope this helps.

Hickoryr 09-24-2014 07:09 PM

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Are you sure you want to do this? If your surgeon is an experienced shoulder specialist, trust him.
I had two intraoperative fractures during a reverse shoulder revision. The bone was still not healed, and fragile, over a year later.
If it were me, I would wait. What is the hurry?

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