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I had my rotator cuff repaired last year and got a complication and had to do revision surgery earlier this year which was end of January (removed anchor and shaved off the bone) . As it is still pain in the shoulder joint, Dr ordered an MRI to see what actually could be the problem. They suspect there might be a problem with the Rotator cuff again or arthritis in the joint. However, my PT was not rally worried as per he thinks everything seems okay by his examination and the movement is getting better ( he thinks I m on right track though ) even sometimes I feel I am getting better and sometimes it is in decline.
LONG story short, had an MRI today and I was handed the films straightaway but the report from the Radiologist will come next Friday, also I have an appointment with the surgeon a week after. Why I am worried now is there are few ‘White Spots’ around the image of my shoulder which seems very abnormal. I tried looking up in the internet too, the normal shoulder anatomy vs abnormal in the MRI and the normal shoulder MRI doesn’t have any white spots. would anyone have any idea about it ? Those white spots are really problematic ? Now I am too scared to go for third surgery if anything comes up. I am 30 years old and working as a full time chef as well as I do play sports and exercises regularly. My life has been hell since the surgery. I was really hoping this time I would get through this pain and hell of time but things don’t seem to be going well.
Still I am positive about it !!
Any suggestion or ideas about those MRI ? 🙏🙏🙏 thank you !!
And I can’t go to my GP too until Tuesday since we have a Long weekend here.
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Now I’m pain-free! I am going back to work as a hairstylist starting today.
The only thing that I can think is different than most people that post here, is that my doctor was very very restrictive on moving my shoulder at all, too soon. He told me I’m still not allowed to lift anything more than 10 pounds. I’m four months postop. No physical therapy should hurt. I just started strength training at PT last week.
My ortho surgeon is extremely careful because he’s very experienced. He’s been written up in medical journals and he goes to seminars once a month to teach about this surgery. His protocol is very strict!
From what I’m reading here a lot of people have to get this surgery done over and over because they don’t listen to the doctor or they have a surgeon that isn’t experienced enough. I’m lucky because my surgeon is in my town. I know this may not help you much but it’s very important not to do any exercises after the surgery until six weeks. And you should be wearing that immobilizer 24/7 prior to that.
Wow sorry to hear about your shoulder. I had my 3rd repair Feb 15.....ugh. This time they did a reconstruction and had to use cadaver tissue to build a sort of bridge over my shoulder. After the 2nd surgery I started having some sharp pains at about 4-5 months. My PT was certain it was not a tear because I could move my arm well, including over my head, but unfortunately it was not the case. I must have some buffed up deltoid or something. ha ha The MRI showed white spots also, on mine it turned out to be pieces of the tendon when it retore. It also could be calcium deposits. Either way I imagine you are not in for good news. I hope I'm wrong. I'm sure no expert. Good luck to you. These shoulders are a challenge and you are way too young for that kind of problem. Sorry I couldn't be more positive
Thank you and have a good day !!
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