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Old 01-04-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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SLAP Re-Repair?

Has anyone had a second repair of a SLAP done? I had a complete orbital seperation of the left labrum (SLAP 4+) and biceps tendon split repaired 5 years ago with a mile of silk and 5-6 anchors. Impressive recovery with just some slight restriction of ROM and the aches of age.

I have a hunch that I have re-torn it by going too heavy on some overhead lifts I probably never should have attempted (41 years old - more ooh-rah than physical capacity). Kipping pull-ups have never been an issue. Pain started with a WOD a few months back involving walking with 135# overhead. OHS yesterday caused a strange knot to swell up near the biceps tendon repair.

That surgery was the single most painful experience of my life and I would rather not do it again. Re-repair experiences? Non surgical success stories? FML.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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Re: SLAP Re-Repair?

If it interferes with activities of daily life you're probably going to want to get it repaired.

However, if it doesn't bother you except when lifting you may be able to get away without repair.

I'd talk to your ortho though.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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Re: SLAP Re-Repair?

Well the preliminary look by my GP is biceps tear - which would be awesome, as perverse as it sounds.

Follow-up in a week...no exercise above the abs restriction. Will advise.

May have dodged a bullet. Think I will retire all the overhead lifts though. I max at about 135 with the shoulder repair and it hurts like hell...not worth the risk. I'll just sub back squats for OHS and cleans for snatches/jerks. Light thrusters (FGB/Fran) don't hit the limits of the repaired joint..

Not like I'm shooting for the CFG Open. I just like being healthy.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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Re: SLAP Re-Repair?

Hopefully you did dodge the bullet mate. Both my surgeon and PT have both told me that you really only get one crack at SLAP recovery... they say that the second time around it never heals as well as the first.

All the best with it and hopefully its not as bad as you first thought.

Certainly something i never want to go through again!
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