I had a SLAP tear repair done 10 years ago and earlier this year started experincing significant pain and restricted movement and after waiting 3 months to get approved for an MRI, it turns out I have torn the labrum again and tore it from the anchor - the MRI also showed that the suture/anchor is floating somewhere in my arm and I have developed a cyst. (I did have 6 weeks of PT before the MRI, and it was obvious something was wrong.) I have been seeing the OS and next week will discuss scheduling the surgery- I am quite nervous and concerned about this 2nd surgery. My understanding is they will do a bicep tenodesis instead of a SLAP repair - has anyone had this procedure done before? I haven't found 'real' information on what recovery is like. The standard of care protocols make it sound like no big deal but I remember the recovery from the 1st surgery and the surgeon never came close to telling me how significant the recovery was!
On this site researching the same question. Doc didn't make it seem like a big deal, but spoke with someone who had this surgery performed a year back, and he said it's been one year & he's still not back. According to him, recovery will take a loooonnnnnggggg time.
that is what I am afraid of- I have a follow up visit with the specialist today to discuss surgery and we will see how much info he will divulge - I just don't want this to be an every 10 year occurence either!