Anyone had rotator cuff tear surgery?
Have a full thickness rotator cuff tear diagnosed through MRI. Very painful, been going on for a few months. Cortisone injection gave maybe 50% pain relief. Surgery advised but the recovery time is LONG and will make horsey stuff (and daily life!) difficult. Has anyone else had this injury and either had the surgery or passed on it? Would love to hear your experiences, thanks!
Full tear ~ yes surgery to fix it completely ~ not fun but if I could !? You can !
Hold on ~ don't get spooked .... RC surgery is not fun !
Actually it's a ZITCH !!! :eek::lol:
But many on coth have completed the 'course' and will help you find your way ...
Yes ! search on this forum, read threads and then ask away !!!
Glad to answer any and all ?s and help you set up your recliner .... living tools for your recovery ...
Jingles & AO !~
In the long run you'll be glad you did it
Arthroscopically would be the way to go if possible. I've had both shoulders done...one 18 years ago, the other 15 years ago, both open cut with cuff repair and bone removal. Recommend the nerve block....Just BE SURE the correct nerve is blocked before they knock you out, otherwise you'll wake up in horrible pain. I was back riding in three months. Intense PT, but I regained pretty much full range of motion and use of both shoulders. I've not had any problems since the repairs.
It helps to find an Ortho and PT who are equestrians. They just "get it" and can help tailor your exercises towards what is real life activity for you.
I'm here ask away ! some details in no particular order Dominant arm ??!
I'm here ~ ask away .... much to get ready but you will be fine !
Recliner ~ where you will 'sleep' for months ``` add a fitted sheet on top and practice with it ....side table on 'non-involved' side .. for remote. ICE packs ! watch or kitchen timer for meds reminder ` iphone and book and meds ...
Glad Press'n Seal for keeping incison site dry while showering WHEN DR. say OK !(( wet wipes for bathroom ))
Take out menus ... have friends bring mealls in containers to be quickly pitched ~Horses ... low maintenance mode... you will not be using that one arm ...wearing an immobilizer ? I did for weeks ... Love hate relationship with that thing ...'Hated it as first Loved it after awhile and for a LONG while ....
Patch for behind ear for nauseated problems ... you will think all if easy peasy for the first day until should block wears off and then (( according to YOUR surgery )) things may get rough and tough !!! :eek: :eek:
Keep ahead to the pain with meds ... don't be brave TAKE THE MEDS at least until you know for damn sure you don't need them !!!!Give up everything in your life for 48 hours .... have others deal/ cope you have a arm/ shoulder to deal with .T shirts cut up the side through sleeve to slip over your head and then a piece of tape to keep kinda of closed .
Protocol usually say YOU can not be bumped.... no leading horses ..... in prep for this .... teach them to lead on the wrong side if your surgery limb is your right arm .
I was given the ok to ride at 10 weeks BUT :eek: a had a 'noodle' for an arm ! :eek::lol:I waited and finally stepped up on 110 day but it was not a fun ride.... meant alot but not fun!
PT was good ... not painful for me but everyone is different .... YOur animals will adjust and 'watch out' for you probably more than friends and family :lol::winkgrin::D
Make sure you get meds before you get home .... and for a week or at least through that first weekend !!!!! to avoid meds refill and dr. is skiiing or office is closed...
ICE ICE ICE when in doubt ICE ICE after PT whether you think you need it or not ! ICE !!!!
this is a mess but i hope helpful
running can't re-read sorry... will help any way i can
mine was a full tear .. but I could do everything except ride my unicycle ...so Dr. did not think it was torn
nurse callls " Sign up for surgery .. IT"S a FULL TEAR DR. IS EXCITED !!!" had to be double stitched surgery was worth it as now I can ride my unicycle again !!!! :cool:
set up pt exercise sites in barn and in house ......
You WILL get your life back
Nothing you can do to speed through
You will ride again !
Jingles laced with comfort ~ reassurance and a ton of patience !!! AO !
Mine was from getting 'dumped' by my three year old ... not her fault she, ZU ZU caught me 'sleeping' :lol::D