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Val Reed
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I am a 91 year-old woman (although look 20 years younger and

Posted by @valreed, Apr 7, 2012

I am a 91 year-old woman (although look 20 years younger and still active) who fell and tore all the muscles in the rotator cuff. One surgeon recommended total shoulder replacement and one surgery with PT. Surgery is out for me so am beginning the PT and OT, with stretching and then strengthening. What is the prognosis? Any one out there who has had a similar experience? @makalajohnson

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MakalaArce
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Posted by @MakalaArce, Apr 9, 2012

Hi Val, It appears that you just posted this question on my wall. If you are hoping to open that question up for anyone in the community to potentially answer, I recommend that you go back to the Homepage and click on “Discussions” in the mid to upper left-hand side. From there, you should be able to see many Discussion Categories. Once you click on the most relevant discussion category, you can click on “Start a Discussion”. Hope that helps!


Frazer 1
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Posted by @frazer1, Apr 10, 2012

Hi Val, I am 65 and I too tore my rotator cuff 3 times. After first surgery I received PT and after 8 months I tore again, had 2nd surgery and tore it a third time, when I deceided not to go thru surgery again. My osteoporosis is at a high level and the sutures and screws would pull away from the bone. After 2 yrs of home exercises, I now can blow dry my hair, Life is Good !!. Val, keep up with the PT, you don’t want your shoulder to lock up.Getting old is NOT for sissies !!!!!


Frazer 1
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Posted by @frazer1, Apr 10, 2012

Hi Val, I am 65 and I too tore my rotator cuff 3 times. After first surgery I received PT and after 8 months I tore again, had 2nd surgery and tore it a third time, when I deceided not to go thru surgery again. My osteoporosis is at a high level and the sutures and screws would pull away from the bone. After 2 yrs of home exercises, I now can blow dry my hair, Life is Good !!. Val, keep up with the PT, you don’t want your shoulder to lock up.Getting old is NOT for sissies !!!!!


Frazer 1
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Posted by @frazer1, Apr 10, 2012

Hi Val, I am 65 and I too tore my rotator cuff 3 times. After first surgery I received PT and after 8 months I tore again, had 2nd surgery and tore it a third time, when I deceided not to go thru surgery again. My osteoporosis is at a high level and the sutures and screws would pull away from the bone. After 2 yrs of home exercises, I now can blow dry my hair, Life is Good !!. Val, keep up with the PT, you don’t want your shoulder to lock up.Getting old is NOT for sissies !!!!!


Frazer 1
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Posted by @frazer1, Apr 10, 2012

didn’t mean to post 3 x, need to take computer class 101 …..

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