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Old 08-02-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
Paul Siatczynski
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Location: Oakland Twp  MI
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I'm an orthopod, and here are my 2 cents. Don't pursue surgery if you're happy with the way things are, or a least seem to be on the road to recovery. If you have full range of motion, and no pain, how is surgery going to make you feel any better? The other issues are strength and stability, which per your note, might still be a concern, and might lead to surgery if they are not solved.
Another thing which raised a red flag for me was the comment, "well, the MRI guys say so." If your doc didn't read the films himself, be sceptical. My first rule of orthopedics is to never trust a radiologist. No offense to any radiologists who may read this. The subscapularis in particular can be difficult to evaluate well on MRI. Good luck.
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