Posted by: Heidi | 2009-10-13

broken shoulder, torn muscles

My mom (55) broke her shoulder &  torn some muscles falling off a horse. It was a month ago &  she still has extreme pain. The doctors only put her arm in a sling, gave her anti-inflammitories &  pain killers. How long does an injury like this stay painfull?

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Dear Heidi,

In a case where the tendons were torn with an accompanying fracture the chances are very good that it needed to be fixed. Did you see an orthopedic surgeon ? Maybe the problem should be reassessed by someone else. It is important not to leave it for too long as the problem could become irrepairable if it requiered fixing in the beginning.
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