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Old 08-17-2010, 09:23 PM
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Default Who has had rotator cuff surgery??

Just went thru that very unpleasant operation on my left shoulder to correct a old injury that was getting worse as time went by. Two torn places so now am in a sling with a shoulder full of screws and string. My question is how long was your recuvery time, and when was your arm healed eneugh to start doing important stuff like using a bass rod, driving a stick shift and typing on a 'puter with more than finger on the wrong hand? Of course most of you know I'm a full time lefty, well...maybe not full time now though...lol..and when could you start pulling a bow, light weight of course? This being in a sling really sucks...warf
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:24 PM
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Default Re: Who has had rotator cuff surgery??

Goldang Bob, that sucks! I've heard that the sooner you start using it the better and quicker it heals, but I'm no sawbones, I just play one on the internet. What does your Doc say?
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:47 AM
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Hey Bob,

I had the works done to my right shoulder in an open surgery about 3 years ago. Your recovery time totally depends on what was damaged, what was repaired, and your attitude and compliance during the Physical Therapy. It is pretty common for a shoulder to get frozen up after the surgery, mine sure did. The PT was focused first on range of motion, then strength. I found the PT to be a fairly tedious process that pushed me at times and made me wonder if I was really going to regain full function. That said I had an great outcome. I was released for cautious but full activity after about 3 months but it was about a year before my shoulder stopped talking to me. All said and done I feel very fortunate to now have full function, strength, and zero pain.

Do as you are told and be patient during the healing. Good luck to you.

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Old 08-18-2010, 02:02 AM
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X- 2 Rasyad, had both mine done at different times, specialist actualy told me that archery would be good for recovery, done sensibly, try telling that to your other half ! (and others) good luck Bob, cheers Pete.
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I started shooting 3 months after my rotator cuff and biceps tendon repair. Low poundage 30-35lbs. I am now 8 months out and it still talks to me if I over due shooting, chainsawing etc. but I am now shooting my 50# BW PSR. I am still a bit weaker on that side so I am still trying to lift weights to strengthen. Do your physical therapy or it will take longer to recover. I'm not know for crying but that little PT gal brought tears to my eyes several times. Good luck. Jags
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:25 PM
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I had rotator cuff surgery and surgery on a broken collar bone and surgery for a broken back all at the same time, so my recovery time was very long and I've had three more surgery's on my back just to keep me walking so I don't think your recovery time will be as long as mine, but good luck!
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Thanks guys, sorta gives me a idea of what's down the road for me. Meet the therapy people tomorrow so will know more then. Sure messes with my bass fishing this summer...lol..warf
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Bob,

We have a guy over in KY that is the host for KY afield... Tim Farmer... He lost his right arm in a motorcycle accident and fishes with something a lot like this... You might Youtube and see if there are any videos that shows his rig...

http://www.sheltonproducts.com/handicap.html

I couldn't find anyinfo on his particular item... but thought with your ingenuity... you might come up with something to keep the smallies on the go...

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heal quick, bob! if you stick to the therapy regimen it will be quicker than otherwise!
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Default Re: Who has had rotator cuff surgery??

My wife had rotator cuff surgery and was committed to therapy, but she wound up having surgery again because it became "frozen". Had to break up all the scar tissue.
Has anyone seen or heard how this is done? They take your arm and put it through extreme ranges of motion!
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Default Re: Who has had rotator cuff surgery??

My right shoulder "froze" after rot/cuf+tendon repair surgery, even after religiously doing the exercises, my pyhsio kept appologising to me for all the "nessecary" pain she put me thru. It was very painful, but worked. However, same opp on the left side, no probs at all ! cheers Pete.
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I had surgery to repair a torn biceps tendon, labrum and a chewed up rotator cuff. Plus I had cysts in the area due to the 15 year old injury. I was shooting a compound about 3-4 months after the surgery. But I couldn't shoot a recurve for almost a year. I went to physical therapy as well. My strength close to my body was fine, it was when I was at full draw that I had scar tissue that built up and it was painful. I was able to type on the computer with about a month though, and driving a stick around 2 months. Take it easy and heal up!
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Tore my labrum and detached my bicep tendon... repair was 2 years ago.
Started shooting again the day after surgery but I had to switch bow hands:



LOTS of Physical therapy! 1 hour every M-W-F every week for the past 18 months. I'm still not 100% range of motion on external rotation and have a slight abduction impingement, but I was cleared by medical last months as fit for full duty and this morning I just set a new post-op record of 16 push-ups.

It truly was the best thing that every happened to me, archery wise, because while I was forced to stop competing, I started coaching and discoverd a whole new world.
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Default Re: Who has had rotator cuff surgery??

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My wife had rotator cuff surgery and was committed to therapy, but she wound up having surgery again because it became "frozen". Had to break up all the scar tissue.
Has anyone seen or heard how this is done? They take your arm and put it through extreme ranges of motion!
Wow, I forgot (repressed) about that special level of frustration and pain!

Mine also "froze" but the surgeon absolutely refused to "manipulate" the joint and went back in and selectively cut away the scar tissue.

Per Doctors orders, I walked out of surgery at 0900 with a sling but was to report to the Physical Therapists table at 1645 that afternoon and next morning and afternoon and twice every weekday for the next two weeks, so the therapist could work the joint through the entire range of motion for me to keep it free. until I had enough strenght to do it myself. It never froze back up.

If you have a local YMCA or Rec. Center, that has a pool ask your therapist about using it. Swimming really helped me keep everything moving and build muscle mass back.
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Sorry to hear about your operation, Bob. Having your dominant shoulder worked on really sucks. Follow the physical therapy to the letter and you should be pitching bait again before you know it. Good luck!
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