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What to wear after shoulder replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Jun 8 6:34pm | Replies (49)

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I am having the reverse shoulder replacement procedure. Performed by a surgeon with Slocum Orthopedics Eugene Or. on May 11.

I am near 70 and live alone. I WILL have help, however. Just not live-in.

Thank you all for your input. Glad to be here! Meds for 'breakthrough' pain have me quite worried!!!

CatTanzer
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Make SURE you get a nerve catheter for pain as anesthetic. I had reverse replacement in October and the nerve catheter stayed in for 6 days…meaning no need for other pain meds. You just need help removing it…You wear a plastic round thing around your neck filled with the nerve block meds. You control how little or how much you use. I used very little so it would last longer. I'm 68. Let me know if you need more information.

CatTanzer (love the name cat dancer), what are you most worried about with the meds for breakthrough pain? Are you worried about the pain? Or that the meds won't work? Or how to take them effectively? Other?