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Discussion: Shoulder replacement

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Nov. 25, 2016
uk1
6 posts
Shoulder replacement
Has anyone had a complete shoulder replacement recently? How long was the recovery time? Did you have a standard total replacement or the reverse shoulder replacement? Did you get the results you were hoping for from the surgery? Can you throw the ball without pain over handed? Did it help swinging the bat harder again?
Nov. 26, 2016
bushman
4 posts
UK-1 , I had a full shoulder replacement in January 6,2016 and was playing again the last week of June. Was actually released in 12 weeks but waited six months. It was my none throwing shoulder. Best thing I ever did. No pain and 80% range of motion.
Nov. 26, 2016
uk1
6 posts
I have one friend that also had his non throwing shoulder replaced and another his throwing arm. both had the reverse shoulder procedure done. I have been told that the reverse is not the best scenario so I am hoping I don't have to go that route. I am tired of being in pain 24-7. I can't throw the ball from home to the pitcher unless I do it underhand. I can pitch no problem but I can't turn double plays or really through a quick ball to any bag if needed. I also feel like I have no power because I really can't position the bat properly.
Nov. 28, 2016
taits
Men's 65
4549 posts
For either of you die you have a torn bicept tendon at all?
I've contemplated this but each arm has lost one. You only have two to start with. Not good.
Nov. 28, 2016
bushman
4 posts
I had the traditional shoulder replacement. The reverse is for shoulders that have severe soft tissue damage, Hope that is not your case. I had two previous surgeries on the same shoulder. impingement, and second was rotater cuff. 2003 and 2007. Ortho called it diseased, which basically means severe arthritis. I know how you feel,I am going through same symptoms you are experiencing with my throwing arm. Ortho says I will have to have a replacement for that shoulder also., too much arthritis.
Good luck on surgery, complicated surgery but not as bad as some claim. No pain is well worth it.
Tait : did not have a torn bicep tendon, but when you have a shoulder replacement they cut all that loose and then reattach. Basically why you have to stay in a sling for 4 weeks
Nov. 28, 2016
taits
Men's 65
4549 posts
Expect that sling part had both worked on before twice ea..
Contemplating having one done while awaiting for neck and back fusions to work their "magic". lmao
My tendons are rolled up so it would likely take cadaver parts to do as you say. I won't let them take form my legs.
Nov. 30, 2016
uk1
6 posts
Thanks bushman for the input. I was told that they don't think I have rotator cuff damage, which amazes me for as long as I have been playing, but most of that has been as a pitcher so I guess that saved me a little. I go December 12th for another consult and I will make the decision then. I guess I should have said that 10 years ago I first saw the ortho doctor and at that time he said within 10 years I would need this based off the arthritis he saw. I just didn't want to give up a game I love to play!!!
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