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Pre surgery question

Discussion in 'Other Joints Forum' started by LondonLady, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. LondonLady

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    Hi Everyone,
    I found the knee forum soooo helpful, that I thought I'd ask...
    I have a tear in the tendon in my shoulder, and need to have it repaired. The OS said I could probably go back to my desk job in a week or so. Is this vaguely realistic (or is this as big a fantasy as when the knee surgeon said that all will be fine in 4 weeks?):groan:
    Thanks!
     
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    I'm afraid I don't know much about shoulders, but I will tag @Josephine for you.
     
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    It rather depends upon which tendon or muscle. Do you have a name for it?
     
  4. LondonLady

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    @Josephine I'll return to the doctor on Tues to get the results of the ultrasound, so I'll have more details and will check back then. Thanks!
     
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    Ah, jolly good! The muscle I tore was the supraspinatous! This one - it's the one that works when you put your arm up in the air. Overall, it took me about 5 months to even improve.

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    Hmmm... I have a lot of pain raising my arm and extending it, like when you are putting a shirt on. May well be this one.:chinstroke:
    I need to arrange some time from work (not a problem, thank goodness). If I need an extended time off, I don't want to just arrange for a week, and then not be able to go back when I said I would.
    One thing I learned from my knees is that OS work on the geological time scale when the give you recovery times; one day OS time = at least one week real time!:old:
     
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    LOL! You got that right, my friend. My surgeon actually point blank refuses to give anyone a 'guestimate' of their projected recover time because - and where have I heard this before!? - every surgery is different, every person is different. Can't argue with that.
     

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