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Posted by: law | 2008/10/24

surgery

Hi Doc

Last year June I went into surgery for repair on my shoulder (Glenohumeral joint ligaments, Bicep tendon and a clean up of ,so called crystals.) I was in a sling for 2 months and after went into rehab. Now more than a year later, even though my shoulder does feel more " solid"  certain positions still bring on pain such as shoulder hyperextension, and abduction (only when going 180 degrees, such as a golf swing) Your advise on why this is so even after rehab will be appreciated as well as what to do next.

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Dear law,

if you still have pain more than a year after the shoulder surgery , something is wrong. You should see your surgeon again to reassess the stituation after your operation. i am not sure what your problem was before your operation neither what was done : "ligament repair, biceps tendon repair and clean up of crystals " does sound somewhat vague and a more detailed indication of what was done would help - maybe the doctor can explain it to you in clearer terms?

Regards,
DR Joe de Beer

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