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Old 05-16-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
Gabe Mendoza
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Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

Guys/Gals,

I just had a surgery for a torn labrum in my right shoulder last week that required 6 screw anchors to repair the labrum. My post op was disappointing in that the doc advised that I will not be able to run for another 3 months or resume any overhead work for 6 months. Has anyone had this surgery and if so, was your recovery this long? As an affiliate owner, it is impairing my ability to teach proper movement and more importantly, its driving me crazy wearing the sling which will be on for another 3 weeks.

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:48 AM   #2
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Re: Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

Hey Gabe,
I have arthroscopic surgery in high school and remember it some time for it to come back. I just re-injured it and am waiting on an MRI to see if I did structural damage to the labrum. How did you injure yours? Me, headfirst slide.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:18 AM   #3
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Re: Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

I had labrum sugery, but not like yours. Mine was typical a trim and remove some torn/flapping pieces. No screws.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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Re: Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

Any of the anchor surgeries that is the general time frame that is expected

However, if you are fairly fit, eat well, and do everything right it's possible that your healing can be quicker.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:37 PM   #5
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Re: Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

Gabe,

Do you know what type of repair you had? I had surgery to repair some severe labral tearing via reverse bankart procedure in Sept. of last year. I'd be happy to share my experiences.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:48 PM   #6
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Re: Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

Gabe,

I had a SLAP repair surgery on my labrum last January. I hate to say it, but my full recovery time was a little over year. The hardest part about coming back after surgery was the loss of flexibility and tightening of my shoulder. Make sure you are diligent in all of your PT as well as giving it appropriate time to heal and not trying to come back too quickly. Part of the reason it took over a year is because I started doing exercises while my shoulder was still tight that led to a slight separation of my AC joint.

My best advice would be to stay positive and patient. It is much better to have a longer healthier recovery than try to rush it and cause more complications. However, that is easier said than done for people who love being active.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:13 AM   #7
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Re: Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

Mark,

I think it was just over time. The one movement that really set it off was HSPU's on parallettes and muscle ups in excess of 30. It finally got to the point where it was affecting my sleep so I decided to go see an orthopedic specialist. It so happens that my wife is an ortho PA in addition to one of my instructors. I did cortisone injection 2x followed by NSAIDs for 2 months and 6 weeks of no shoulder/overhead work following the two months of NSAIDs. The results were the same, so we took the next step which was the MRI. The MRI showed suspicions for a SLAP tear but nothing concrete. The plan was to go in, verify and trim as needed. Once they were in, they discovered that I had torn my labrum from front to back, had also slightly torn the bicep tendon, and had cartridge floating in the rotator cuff. They inserted 2 anchors in the front of the labrum, 2 in the top, and two in the rear.

I start PT next week, and will be off this stupid sling in two weeks. I already have noticed my energy levels drop due to the inactivity. I have cleaned up my diet to compensate for being a couch potato for time. The shoulder feels good this week. The hardest part is not being able to pick up my 2 year old daughter.

Heather, I would love to hear more about your experience.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:24 AM   #8
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Re: Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

I saw this post a week or two ago, but seeing as I had only one free hand to use I waited for my sling to come off. I'm 4 weeks out from my slap tear repair. My left labrum was torn from about 11:45 for 1:30, My orthro used two anchors. I started my PT two days after my surgery and have been progressing since. I'm out my sling, still have limited motion. Pain comes and goes, nothing bad.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:55 AM   #9
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Re: Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

I had this same surgery and I am 6 weeks post op. I did not have as many screws in mine though (only needed 3). My doctor has been very aggressive and had me out of a sling 5 days post op. I started PT 10 days post op. I just started back running about a week ago and it still bothers me. The jarring is painful but if I keep my arm tucked in to my body it helps some. Mine was a posterior tear so I am limited on anything behind my back and am still restricted from doing bicep curls.

So far my recovery has gone pretty smoothly. I have been walking a lot, which helps with not being able to do other activities. My PT said that the timeframe to get back to normal varies from one person to another (depending on your strength before your surgery, activity level, etc) but can be anywhere from 2 months (for a couch potato who never really uses the shoulder) to 6 months. For a pitcher or swimmer it could be a year. I really noticed a turning point around 6 weeks post op but I am still not 100%

I hope this helps!
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:28 AM   #10
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Re: Torn Shoulder Labrum Surgery and Recovery

I had a surgery for a labral tear in 2003 before I started Xfit. I also had some bone spurs removed at the time. My doctor recommended that I have it repaired tighter than it was when I injured it and that increased the recovery time. It took around a full year before I was back to playing volleyball. That said, when fully healed, it was more stable than before I injured it!
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