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Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff repair

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    Oh boy, some of the stories. If one can lift their arms even with some pain keep doing that. Get some PT here and there and do it at home too. Surgery is tough and it's amazing people have no clue until they go thru one. We think -- oh surgery everything will be better, not really..lots of rehab for so many. Then?

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    Shoulder ops are tricky. I know someone the docs mad them go through about 6 weeks of physical therapy prior as well as after. Surgery without the associated therapy diminishes results-alot.

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    I've read that by the time we are 70, a third of this will have rotator cup issues, and by the time we are 80, two thirds of us will have it. I just grin and bear it.


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    Aging = wear and tear. I agree grin and bear it as best one can.

    And plenty deal with wear and tear and not aged.

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    Depends on the size of the tear.
    6-10mm ... live with it - maybe have some physio.
    45mm+ (as in my case), have the surgery. Never looked back.
    Also (apparently), depends a bit on whether the problem is just degenerative or from 'trauma'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmounter View Post
    So no one has had this procedure? The doctor told me that many people over 50 have a small tear in their Rotator Cuff and don't realize it. They think it's just muscle pain from being an older person.
    I have not, though I do have a small tear in my left rotator cuff. I also have degenerative disks in my lower neck so life is a party in my 60's. My shoulder aches when I lie down at night and when I try to reach up into a cabinet in the kitchen, so I use it as an excuse for my dust bunny population explosion.

    Let us know how the procedure goes; I hope it is successful for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C'est Moi View Post
    I have not, though I do have a small tear in my left rotator cuff. I also have degenerative disks in my lower neck so life is a party in my 60's. My shoulder aches when I lie down at night and when I try to reach up into a cabinet in the kitchen, so I use it as an excuse for my dust bunny population explosion.

    Let us know how the procedure goes; I hope it is successful for you.
    PRP/Stem Cells can help this issue. A friend had surgery and so much got worse and then a year later a shoulder replacement and it's been a hard hard road for her. She wanted to play her piano again, but that has not happened in spite of all the surgery done.

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