Labral tear retear?

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I have an MRI on Sunday evening to check my right shoulder which suffered a massive labral tear in it in 2015. I had surgery in February of 2016 to repair it, developed frozen shoulder, had an MUA done and a cortisone injection as well.

This was all done by the middle of July as I needed to be in good enough shape to be on crutches for 6 weeks after ankle surgery in August.

The day after that surgery, they got me up on my crutches so they could try to send me home.

Sheer agony ripped through my shoulder as I started to hop and I could not support my body on my crutches.

Drs refused to check my shoulder to see what I did to it, quite frankly, they couldn't care less.

I wound up staying in hospital 2 and a half weeks, rehab for 2 and a half months due to the shoulder and ankle so I could recover.

Last May I had a revision surgery on my ankle, I wound up being rejected from rehab, so had to stay home.

My shoulder didn't seem too bad at the time, but I wasn't up that much on my crutches.

In June I wound up in inpatient mental health for 2 weeks. Being at home stressed me right out, not to mention I wound up addicted to pain meds. I went through withdrawal for the first week.

After getting the all clear in November fory ankle, I told my surgeon about the trouble I was having with my shoulder. It was extremely painful and was grinding when I moved it. Sometimes it would lock up on me.

My surgeon looked at me, quite concerned that I retore the tear. The MRI will show if I did, and how bad.

I won't find out until the 25th of this month.

I may need another ankle and shoulder surgery, going to be very difficult as I live on my own with no help right now.

Expecting the worst, but trying to stay positive.

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    I am so sorry to hear all the trouble and pain you have been through. It sounds awfull! I hope you don't have to go through all that again. If you do, I would recommend one of those knee scooters or a wheelchair to prevent stress and strain for either ankle or shoulder. It sounds like you will need some help and don't know why they would reject your from rehab. Insurance these days just is not always helpful. I will send good vibes your way and hope for the best possible outcome.

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      I was told that I didn't participate in the program which was a total lie. There were mornings that I was too sick to participate, but I would do my best most other days.

      The last 2 surgeries I rented a scooter, not too expensive, but still hard to cover when you're low income.

      I have a dog I need to walk, a knee scooter would be a bad idea since my dog likes to pull me sometimes.

      I will have some sort of home care hopefully by the end of this month, I will have to coordinate with my case manager and the home care people to see if they would provide more assistance if I do have surgery again.

      The shoulder isn't so bad, I have been able to do a lot one handed, but I know I'll need help showering after either surgery.

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    I'm so very hard to hear about all this pain and problems you have been going through! There are some doctors out there who looks at you like you're crazy or not being honest, but that's not it! We know our bodies, and we have a right to have it examined! If your doctor won't get the right tests ordered, then talk to another doctor; you have that right! I refuse to get addicted to any pain medication, because I know what it can do, but they cause so many other problems. I take Tylenol for my pain, ice it, sometimes apply heat, I go to therapy and apply biofreeze. I take 1/2 of a pain pill at night if the pain is really bad, and I pray a lot! Are you a strong believer in God? I've been saved almost 4 years ago this June, and because of my strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, He has helped me get through each day! I have pain, but it's about a 8 majority of the time. Give your problems to God, and ask Him to give you the strength to get through it, and ask God to humble the hearts of those doctors so that you can get the help and surgery you need! I will definitely keep you in my prayers! God is our Strength! God bless you!

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    So unfortunately I do need ankle surgery, my ankle is a mess. The ligament is completely torn, and the damaged tendon has more damage to it.

    Surgeon is going to repair the ligament one last time, this will be the 3rd repair.

    He is going to put in 2 allografts with cadaver tendons. One for the tendon, one to support the ligament. At the same time, he's going to put in an internal brace, snore support for the ligament. If this fails, last resort is a fusion.

    I see him tomorrow for my shoulder, but am going to raise a concern about damage to another tendon from an accident last week on a step stool that collapsed under me.

    I will find out about my shoulder, but my guess is a fall surgery to repair the repair that must have retore after my first ankle surgery.

    Hoping for the best, but not expecting it.

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    I also had a labral tear and it was completely torn and detached from the bicep. I had my surgery done in January 2017. And to this day I am still having problems with it. Can't lift anything heavy and it locks up all the time. I did six weeks of physical therapy and I'm afraid that I'm going to need surgery again. My Dr just tells me to give it time, but when your constantly in pain there's something going on. So I found a new Dr and I'll be making my appointment Monday morning. Hope everything goes well with you!

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      Let me know how it goes.

      Mine was actually scar tissue, I had a massive amount of it. That's what I felt tearing.

      I have been diagnosed with tendonitis in my shoulder recently, that definitely doesn't help anything.

      I am currently recovering from my 3rd ankle surgery, using crutches as little as possible.

      But I'm doing ok.

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