Stemless Shoulder Replacement OVO shoulder replacement

scubafreak12345

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Hi. I had OVO partial shoulder replacement. My supraspinatus tendon was repaired at the same time. 6 weeks post-op, I could not raise my arm because the titanium head of the replacement would hike up too high. Repeated attempts to find a way to raise the arm in PT resulted in pain and in eventually re-tearing the supraspinatus. I returned to surgery to repair the tendon. The horrid process started again. 10 weeks post-op, I still could not raise my arm due to pain and the fact that the titanium humeral head wouldn’t stay down. Does anyone have an idea what happened?
 
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Hello @scubafreak12345 and welcome to BoneSmart.

I'm so sorry to read what has happen to you. While I don't have experience with shoulder replacements (only hip and knee), I've highlighted your post to our staff and I'm sure someone with more knowledge will come along shortly.

In the meantime, please let us know the exact date of your surgery and whether it was left or right shoulder, so we can create a signature for you.
 
Hello. It’s my left shoulder. The first surgery with OVO Replacement and cuff repair was July 26, 2022. The second surgery was November 3, 2023. Thanks
 
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No, the first surgery was July 26. Second surgery date is correct. Thanks
 
@scubafreak12345
Sorry to hear this happened to your shoulder.
Are you working with a PT that specializes in shoulder biomechanics and muscle function to help promote the healing of your shoulder?

Just wondering with a compromised rotator cuff, was a reverse shoulder replacement considered?

Keep us posted on how you are doing,
Chris
 
Hello. Yes, I was in PT both times the cuff tore again. The PT felt the OVO was floating up because the supraspinatus was too weak. But it was a catch-22. Trying to strengthen the Supra to hold down the OVO only caused the OVO to push up, irritating the Supra until it re-tore. Twice!

I have a theory. The first time I tore the Supra was years ago and I had no problem raising my arm before and after surgery. The only variable now is the OVO. I have a bad feeling the Dr failed to use the Inlay glenoid which keeps the OVO in place. I’m getting a CT scan 2/15 and will see if the Inlay is there.
 
Hello. Yes, I was in PT both times the cuff tore again. The PT felt the OVO was floating up because the supraspinatus was too weak. But it was a catch-22. Trying to strengthen the Supra to hold down the OVO only caused the OVO to push up, irritating the Supra until it re-tore. Twice!

I have a theory. The first time I tore the Supra was years ago and I had no problem raising my arm before and after surgery. The only variable now is the OVO. I have a bad feeling the Dr failed to use the Inlay glenoid which keeps the OVO in place. I’m getting a CT scan 2/15 and will see if the Inlay is there.
If you have concerns about the doctor, please get a second opinion. It will put your mind at ease and hopefully will also provide ssome helpful solutions for you.
 

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