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Old 09-18-2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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rotator cuff

Anyone have links/information for rotator cuff injuries? Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:35 AM   #2
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Re: rotator cuff

I had surgery for a torn rotator cuff and labrum in May. My surgeon, Dr. Gill, has info on his website.


http://www.massgeneral.org/sports/patients.html
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
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Re: rotator cuff

Just what I needed. Thank you very much!
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:38 PM   #4
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Re: rotator cuff

Lots & lots of info on the web. I just had rotator cuff surgery in August. If you have a medium-large tear, get it repaired sooner rather than later. Here's a good article from the Wall Street Journal (link is WFS) http://online.wsj.com/public/article...002708127.html

and here too (link WFS)
http://www.orthop.washington.edu/uw/...s/Default.aspx

I hope you don't have to have it done. It sucks.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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Re: rotator cuff

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Lots & lots of info on the web. I just had rotator cuff surgery in August. If you have a medium-large tear, get it repaired sooner rather than later. Here's a good article from the Wall Street Journal (link is WFS) http://online.wsj.com/public/article...002708127.html

and here too (link WFS)
http://www.orthop.washington.edu/uw/...s/Default.aspx

I hope you don't have to have it done. It sucks.
I had mine done in February. It does suck. I'm just now getting back to somewhat "normal" activities.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:48 PM   #6
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Re: rotator cuff

http://at.uwa.edu/Special%20Tests/Sp...ain%20Page.htm

Here's a link if you want to see what the doc will do to try and diagnose it. I sure hope you don't have this. Good Luck, and heed the pain, don't just push through.
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:35 PM   #7
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Re: rotator cuff

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I had mine done in February. It does suck. I'm just now getting back to somewhat "normal" activities.
If I can ask Theresa: how big was your tear, was there a lot of snapping
during passive physical therapy (my PT said it's normal--man that hurts), and when did you begin active therapy?

I'm almost 6 weeks in (open surgery, large supraspinatus tear & small infraspinatus tear), my doc wants me in the sling for 10, and doesn't want me to start any active movement until 7 or 8.

sorry for the quick thread hijack!

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Re: rotator cuff

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http://at.uwa.edu/Special%20Tests/Sp...ain%20Page.htm

Here's a link if you want to see what the doc will do to try and diagnose it. I sure hope you don't have this. Good Luck, and heed the pain, don't just push through.
Very, very wise advice!
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:16 PM   #9
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Re: rotator cuff

You can search the Injuries forum for "shoulder", and, sadly, you'll get a lot. As others have suggested, I'd say do the surgery if it's truly torn. I spent over a year trying to avoid surgery (didn't work, just wasted a year). Finally did the surgery, was using the shoulder in training again (lightly) 12 weeks later, 80% at 6 months, 100% one year after.

Might seem like a long time, but if you're NOT training, it's a whole lot longer, let me tell you.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:25 PM   #10
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Re: rotator cuff

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If I can ask Theresa: how big was your tear, was there a lot of snapping
during passive physical therapy (my PT said it's normal--man that hurts), and when did you begin active therapy?

I'm almost 6 weeks in (open surgery, large supraspinatus tear & small infraspinatus tear), my doc wants me in the sling for 10, and doesn't want me to start any active movement until 7 or 8.

sorry for the quick thread hijack!
I had a small tear of the supraspinatus tenson. It was easily seen on MRI, but when he got in there w/ the scope, he had difficulty isolating it. It's anchored down now, and he debrided the acromion to make more room. I had some popping now that they aren't too concerned about. The sound is alarming, but there's no pain involved. I started therepay about 6 weeks after surgery. Occupational therapy has helped me a lot, and I recommend it. I'm getting along famously now, but I've had big problems w/ trigger points in my rhomboid and trapezius on the affected side. I wore the immobilizer for about 4-6 weeks--mostly when I was sleeping to avoid doing something stupid. Don't try to speed up the schedule; you'll need that recovery time to really be able to "stage a proper comeback" into the CrossFit ranks.
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