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barocco (@barocco)

Reverse shoulder replacement 😩

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Oct 7, 2023 | Replies (3)

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Good Afternoon Chris:
Thanks for the quick response! It's my dominant shoulder, my right. Never had a patch. Just discovered spray Lidocaine. Much better than rubbing that crap over it. Where can you find a Lidocaine patch. Sounds good.
I was never great at golf but presentable. Went from being a 18 index to now a 26. Oh, BY THE WAY, my doctor told me after I woke up that he had cut my tendon because he said it was damaged. Ugh. I'm going back for yearly next week but I'm sunk. Hate to gripe because so many people have it much harder but it's really tough. I genuinely believe that most of the world simply wants we Seniors to just die and go away.
Anyway, thanks for listening,
Joe B

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I am sorry to hear what you are going through. I really think you should get a consult with a shoulder specialist as continuing pain and loss of function warrants another look. I consulted with 4 orthopedic surgeons before finding the perfect fit. They ranged from doing 20 shoulders a year to 200+. It could be one tiny thing that needs fixed. You have already done PT, so you know the exercises to do. You shouldn’t have to go again-and you can refuse a second round of PT.
In a reverse Shoulder they do not use the tendons, the deltoid takes over and does the power work. The rotator cuff and biceps are usually just left alone because the area to attach them to is too frayed and damaged. That is my understanding at least. I could have details wrong.