another dialysis nurse that I work with had the same injury (tho neither of us made it a worker's comp issue too much trouble). She had a frozen shoulder, they gave her Versed and did the manipulation. It worked just fine. I asked my doc if he would do that and he said that he does not like to. He is a young guy with a good reputation. He said that he just gives a cortisone shot and then tries to do it over a period of time with the help of PT. He worries that if I am \"out\" I will not feel if he pushes too hard and ruins the repair. For whatever it is worth. So many different ways to do things. Mich
no, but had capsular release along with bicep tenotomy, however had no previous repair at all - just a lot of pain and stiffness. given this however had quite a bruise on forearm after the procedure. good luck.
hi - did it work for you? did you have it for frozen shoulder, and if so, how long did you have that for and did you try conservative treatment (PT, etc)first? would you recommend it? thanks (sorry for all the questions..)
yes i would recommend the capsular release over MUA as believe will attain better ROM in long run. i did have PT but stopped due to further hurting my back in there (my PT was dual - shoulder and back). once stopped shoulder froze up and i hurt it further by having it yanked on the comuter train when they stop and go abruptly while holding onto pole causing further tear and irritation (hence the bicep release). i am 4 wks out and my ROM is pretty good. just need strength back.
Yes, Jan 17, I had surgery for a SLAP II and during surgery, the surgeon found severe adhesive capsulitis. She removed some of the inflamed tissue, and manipulated the arm, repaired the tear. I started passive ROM exercises, right away using good arm to bring the repaired one up just below shoulder height. I started with PT on 7 Feb. Had my second session yesterday. Today the pain is excruciating and the PT thinks the shoulder is freezing again. Has anyone out there had this happen? I am told it will be a struggle to get my ROM back.