That is horrible! However, I have been doing some research into this shoulder fusion surgery, and I found some research that says they can actually graft bone from your iliac crest to fill in the lacking spaces in your shoulder to help support a graft. It seems to be fairly new technology, but maybe that would be something a different specialist would be able to try on your shoulder? Although it would be uncomfortable, it seems like it would be better than dealing with constant pain and instability.
I am 18 years old. And live in Austraila and I gonna go through arthroscopic latarjet next Wednesday. I subluxed my left shoulder about 9 times and I was doing the arthroscopic instability which was not successful. It was literally like my doc open me up and then closed me up as I would say he misread the MRI scan or like what he said my shoulder is in a rare case that I not only tear my labrum but I got something in the middle of the labrum that is slightly thin. So as soon as I woke up from the surgery, he told me that I need to be back in this hospital in the next two weeks. And this time we gonna really only you up and proceeding arthroscopic latarjet. After latarjet will I be able to fight again like boxing and MMA stuff. And would I be able to do heavy lifting I deadlift , clean and jerk like Olympics lifting stuff? Anyone here know anyone about all of this?
Yes. I had an open latarjet. The latarjet is kind of like the last resort of a repair because you've dislocated so much that it chipped away the front of your socket. What they do is cut off the coracoid and screw that into the front of the shoulder so that becomes your new shoulder. Alot of contact athletes have it done, especially football and rugby players. You will be back to 100%, but the recovery is a little more longer because of all the things going on with this repair. The only thing is you will lose some ROM because of this repair, but not too much. Your subscap will be alot tighter due to this. Goodluck with your surgery today!
I have done with my surgery now. It went perfect my surgeon told me. Next Tuesday I need to see him. And I have been in the sling for about 8 days now. Since the first day of my surgery , I was doing some stretchings that I was told by my surgeon, like raising my hands up and external rotation which is the most challenging one. The first day I could only raise my hand about 80 degree and as day goes by, now I can raise them at 180 degree with no pain, but my external rotation, I could only do about 10% of my shoulder motion. I now do them 5 times at once and 5 times daily. Really glad that my surgeon understands what is going on with me shoulder and he is a very very good surgeon with a lot of experiences, grateful to choose him to do my surgery.