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slopoke
06-14-2007, 04:00 PM
I had surgery on May 3...scope type to remove bone spur and frayed portions of rotator cuff...plus open type to cut 1 cm from distal end of clavicle. I'll try to answer questions from anyone who may be considering surgery.

Ultra2HolyGrail
06-15-2007, 10:23 AM
Scary stuff man. Gl with recovery.


Can you say how it developed? Did it happen over time or did you have a sudden injury?

slopoke
06-15-2007, 12:06 PM
I had shoulder pain for well over a year. Nothing seemed to help. Eventually I had a MRI. Even then there was doubt as to whether the rotator cuff had a tear all the way through. It turned out that it was frayed (from rubbing on the bone spur) but not torn.

SUV Steve
06-15-2007, 02:07 PM
Hey slopoke, good luck to you. I had more or less the same procedure back on March 15th and things have gone pretty well... keep that puppy moving!

Hokiez
06-15-2007, 02:19 PM
I may hit you up on that. I'm going in for an MRI on the 26'th due to shoulder pain. It goes away if I don't play for 2 weeks, but after playing it hurts again.

slopoke
06-16-2007, 03:44 PM
I'm about six weeks into the recovery and just starting to hit some ground strokes. I think I'm two more weeks away from serving. It should be noted that I'll be 73 later this month and do not heal as fast as I once did. I've worked hard at rehab and do physical therapy three times per week. My trainer was a gymnast and expects hard work.

Marius_Hancu
06-17-2007, 03:21 AM
Get some surgical tubing and strengthen it.

http://www.muscleup.ca/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_12

armand
06-17-2007, 08:14 AM
I'm about six weeks into the recovery and just starting to hit some ground strokes. I think I'm two more weeks away from serving. It should be noted that I'll be 73 later this month and do not heal as fast as I once did. I've worked hard at rehab and do physical therapy three times per week. My trainer was a gymnast and expects hard work.Wow seventy-three amazing

slopoke
06-17-2007, 08:30 AM
Get some surgical tubing and strengthen it.

http://www.muscleup.ca/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_12

Great advice. I agree.

tennistim777
07-06-2007, 06:31 PM
I had surgery on May 3...scope type to remove bone spur and frayed portions of rotator cuff...plus open type to cut 1 cm from distal end of clavicle. I'll try to answer questions from anyone who may be considering surgery.



Slopoke, could you please give me the outcome as to your issue. What did the Doctor say? I'm going to the specialist Wednesday. MRI says possible partial through tear and or chronic tendentious. Hurt mine back in 2002, same diagnosis given back then. Did PT for 6 weeks then got away from the game. About two months ago I started playing again. Played three times with no problems, then at work one day about a month ago while doing some light stretching, shoulder starting bothering me again. Could anyone who has had their surgery please give recovery time and if it FULLY recovered to play pain free again? Thank you in advance to all that reply.

slopoke
07-07-2007, 01:45 AM
It's now two months after the surgery. I can hit ground strokes now pretty much pain free. The overhead and serve are too painful yet. Should be able to do that by the end of third month. The range of motion is almost completely back and the strength is returning.

Here's my opiniom. The x-ray is a good place to start. The MRI is much better. There is still some level of doubt until they have made the cuts and put the scope in. A tear is worse in terms of healing time than what I had. The younger you are, the faster you will heal. Follow directions carefully. Trying to get back too soon will delay the process in the long run. Good physical therapy after the surgery is essential.

Good luck.

slopoke
07-07-2007, 01:48 AM
Let me know if you have more questions.