Last Updated (Tuesday, 19 January 2010 09:20) Written by Ben Tuesday, 19 January 2010 09:20
I had SLAP tear repair on July 30th.
All went wll in surgery. There was some partial tearing of my rotator, that was not over 30%, so "protocol" was to just scratch up the tear to let it re-heal. The slap tear was held up with two anchors and some stitches to the labrum.
Rehab sucks... 4 weeks in a sling. Next two out of sling with limited movement, sleeping in sling with a pillow propped under. Cant raise over my head. After 2 months could reach over my head. That was a nice accomplishment. Pain started going down to a 1-3 between 2 and 3 months. PT always made things feel better. Motion hurts at first, but then later feels better. Overall, rehab went well, up until October (3 months out), when I found out that my insurance would not cover me for additional PT, so I stopped PT and continued what the therapist taught me.
4 month doc visit went ok. I told the doc that I was still in pain, but he said no worries, just dont overdo it. I felt pretty good. Met with a PT specialist who gave me a slew of gym exercises. I wrote them down, then continued that PT routine. I later created a workout for the gym, introducting new workouts as I saw fit. Still in a lot of pain.
5 1/2 months out doctor visit went not so good. Doctor had said at 4 months I could shoot around, playing basketball, but not full contact. I tried before the visit and NO WAY. Hurts way to bad. Pain hasnt stopped. It hurts when I move over my head and accross my body. I dont recall doing anything to cause this pain. He sent me for an MRI with Arthrogram, which I had yesterday (1-18-2010). Waiting for results...