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Bone Spur in shoulder, help...
buckeyenation posted:
hey, heres my shoulder, about 3 years ago i hurt my shoulder weight lifting bad, very bad. i put off going to doc for 3 months and contiuned to work out threw pain (dumb i know ). than got a mri and my doc said i slightly tore long head of my bicep and ill be okay just rest.....

i than rested for months and than went back to workout and did PT , still pain, i had a large lump in my arm and my doc said dont worry thats scar tissue.....

3 years later ( few weeks ago ) i just went to a new ortho because i cant take the pain, and i got a mri and anthor x ray and it came up my mri is okay, but i have a big bone spur coming out of my shoulder i believe report claims (4.7 cm , im not positive tho) and my ortho refered me to a specialist in a hospital and said its nothing hes ever seen before...

i was just wondering, what will they do, has anyone ever heard of this....ect

im just curious about it, and i was told it could be causeing pain by hitting tendons and nerves....

does anyone know tests they do to locate nervers or other tests theyll need to do before surgery....


thank you
_swank_ responded:
They've already done all the tests they need. Bone spurs can cause pain by irritating the surrounding tissue, The can do arthroscopic surgery and go in and grind away the spur plus clean up any torn bits. I've had it done several times on both shoulders. Not a big deal really depending on what other damage has been done.
buckeyenation replied to _swank_'s response:
okay, so they dont do any tests to see surrounding nerves or blood vessels?

how was your surgery , and how long was recovery....

and anthor question how long does it ususally take to schedule a surgery once your doctor wants you to get it.
_swank_ replied to buckeyenation's response:
No, there's no other tests that I know of. MRIs look at the soft tissue and x-rays look at the bone. A scope is the last diagnostic tool they use, when they can actually look inside your shoulder.

Recovery from just a bone spur removal takes maybe a month if that. In my case I was out of the sling in a few days and just had to take it easy for another couple of weeks. If something is torn that needs to be repaired you could be looking at 6 weeks in a sling and 3 or more months recovery.

How long it takes to schedule a surgery is entirely dependent on how busy your surgeon is. With my current doc I could be in surgery in as little as a week. With a previous surgeon the wait time was almost 7 weeks. Some schedule surgery one day a week, others sometimes 2 or more. So that's a question only your surgeon can answer.

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