Grade 3 shoulder separation, questions for Dr Mark
Posted June 06, 2011 - 05:36 AM
I have big bump on top of my shoulder and a lot of pain.
What's the treatment?
I have the X-rays on a disk I can email them.
Posted June 06, 2011 - 06:20 AM
Edited by Datz a DRZ, June 06, 2011 - 06:22 AM.
Posted June 06, 2011 - 06:49 AM
Posted June 06, 2011 - 07:29 AM
I did this same thing about 2 years ago while riding at the track. High sided myself and flew a good 15ft with the bike still between my legs. Tried to tuck and roll but it was just too much force.
Despite the pain I went back out and rode another 15 laps that day. Doctor will probably recommend abot 5 to 6 weeks off. I know this what you should do but I was back on my bike about a week and a half later but I'm not a good listener lol.
Most of the pain will be gone after about 4 to 5 days. Certain things like throwing a football will hurt for at least 3 to 4 weeks as will trying to sleep on that side of the body.
Posted June 06, 2011 - 10:22 AM
Posted June 06, 2011 - 11:15 AM
What time frame to use my arm at say 50%?
Thanks for the help.
Posted June 06, 2011 - 12:23 PM
Posted June 07, 2011 - 08:57 AM
My doc wanted to do nothing, ice and rest.
How would you fix it? Hardware, graft, sew it up?
Just trying to understand
Posted June 08, 2011 - 01:30 PM
That doesn't seem like a good plan, I'm thinking something is torn and needs fixed. Like a torn ACL, not fixing it causes issues later, is this the same way??
I still want to race my bike, I'm not ready for the rocking chair.
Edited by 1st4stroke41, June 08, 2011 - 06:21 PM.
Posted June 09, 2011 - 07:27 PM
I fly in the night before and surgery the next day I assume, fly home the day after surgery?
When can I return to work, I don't mind a limit on weight. I'm working now so what kind of restrictions will I have?
I'll check on if your in my PPO plan, what is the approx cost of the surgery?
How long before I can get on the schedule?
Posted June 10, 2011 - 12:42 AM
You can use your arm for anything except lifting anything heavier than a Bud lite. At six weeks, you can start some resistive exercises, and at 12 weeks return to sports.
Since, I am probably on your PPO, your costs include the cryocuff (if not covered), your deductable, and copay.
Here is where I want you to go. Call them, and speak with MIchelle, my Nurse
North Texas Medical Center
1902 Hospital Blvd., Suite A
Gainesville, Texas 76240
Posted June 14, 2011 - 07:00 PM
My shoulder has got so much better so fast I can't believe it.
It has stopped popping into and out of it's normal position. I can lift light things and even scratch my opposite side ear without any pain.
I am waiting on what my work says about 6 weeks of light duty but at this point it all seems to be working out very well. I even rode my bike some in the yard today.
I do have a large bump on my shoulder but otherwise it's just weak and feels heavy.
Posted June 28, 2011 - 06:07 AM
I took an impact during a rugby game 3 weeks ago (I'm 28). It wasn't a fall, my coach ran at me and hit me. Immediate pain, no disability or loss of range of motion but it was painful when I raised my left arm. There is a slight bump of course. I treated it with cold patch, and a few days of voltaren painkillers but the pain eventually subsided, the only discomfort is that I still can't sleep on that side. I tried lifting some weights (biceps, and lateralus pulldowns) and had some pain afterwards so I thought I better have it checked. The doc said he has to do an x-ray because of the muscle mass. The x ray shows a slight elevation (hence the bump I guess) but said it's gonna be fine and we don't have to do anything about it. If I do a circular motion with my shoulder I hear a slight pop sometimes.
The x ray was taken with weights, and the doctor tried pushing my shoulder to see if it moves or whatnot and it was alright.
Now I'm seeking other opinions, especially regarding the grade and how should I proceed. I plan to seek PT and scheduled an another ortho visit but it's a bit too far as I'm abroad.
My main concern is my hobby, very amateur body building. compared to my weight I bench press only 80-90% of it so not much but I love it.
Edited by nvas, June 28, 2011 - 06:25 AM.
Posted June 28, 2011 - 12:57 PM
Posted June 28, 2011 - 05:51 PM
I've got a pretty big bump but my shoulder gets much better every day,
I might have to get it fixed but for now it's fine I'm riding and have 50% strength and 90% range. I've heard benching is a trouble spot with ac separation.
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