Shoulder replacement

Posted by barbkay @barbkay, Dec 14, 2011

After 2 rotator cuff repairs, I have been told I need a shoulder replacement. I have been referred to Mayo in Rochester and will be going there in 2 weeks for a consult. I have been told I need a reversal. Has anyone out there had this procedure? How did it turn out? I’m not looking to have much use of my left arm, since I haven’t used it much for several years. I’m mainly looking for pain relief.

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@ripley263

Has anyone had shoulder replacement surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona? I am looking for recommendations for doctors.

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My surgery was done a week ago and I am getting along quite well considering. I had Dr. Steinmann for my surgery. So far so good. I am stopping the prescription meds today and am still taking x-tra strength Tylenol 4 times a day. I thought there would be alot more pain. I think it is harder on my husband than it is on me!! I will see the Dr. in 1-1/2 weeks for an x-ray and consult. I will also have my stitches taken out. I hope it all goes well. The sling is uncomfortable on my stomach when I try to sleep. I sometimes get up and sit in a rocking chair during the night. My sister-in-law came and changed the dressing the first time and said it was the cleanest wound she had ever seen. I didn’t spend alot of time with Dr. Steinmann but he had a young Dr. as a Fellow, Dr. Juan Simone and he was very nice to talk to. The staff was awesome to work with even after all my phone calls with questions. I think it is the best place to go!!

@ripley263

Has anyone had shoulder replacement surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona? I am looking for recommendations for doctors.

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Thanks so much for the info. My surgery is scheduled for next Tuesday, and your update is welcome news! Best of luck in your recovery!!

@ripley263

Has anyone had shoulder replacement surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona? I am looking for recommendations for doctors.

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I hope all goes well for you as well! Typing with one hand is kind of tricky sometimes! My surgery was done in Minnesota!

@ripley263

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How are you doing? I have a week and a half left with the sling on and then I have to start using my arm. Kind of nervous!

@ripley263

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My surgery went really well. Off pain meds in 1 1/2 weeks. Go for first follow up appt this Wednesday. Able to sleep through the night in the guest bedroom. PT is sooooo helpful!

@ripley263

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I haven’t done any PT. My Dr. wants it to be still the first 6 weeks other than taking the sling off about 3 times a day to raise and lower my arm from the elbow down. I sleep pretty well in a recliner. What kind of PT do you do?

@ripley263

Has anyone had shoulder replacement surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona? I am looking for recommendations for doctors.

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I started PT 2 days after surgery. I go 3 times a week. Most of it is passive – the therapist moving my arm, but I have exercises to do every day – pendulum circles clockwise and counterclockwise, pendulum back and forth, right hand moving left arm on slick table top with pillowcase underneath and hands on counter and moving carefully backward and sideways. PT has me lifting arm on pulley with right arm doing the work. Cane in both hands behind lifting up and back. Are you icing a lot? It really helps. I’m using Arnica gel on the arm and taking Traumeel tablets to help my healing – both are fabulous and can be purchased at health food store – they are homeopathic drugs. Almost all bruising was gone at 2 weeks because of the Arnica.. Have also had an accupuncture treatment. Haven’t even taken Tylenol for past 4 days. PT is thrilled with the movement in my left arm. May never regain more than 50-60% since arm was so bad and for so long. I see Dr. Hattrup this Wednesday. Have no external stitches.

@ripley263

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Wow! You are really doing a lot. I guess each Dr. is different. I have basically no pain and don’t take any meds other than what I take for my arthritis. I had to be off the anti-inflammatory one for 2 weeks before and 4 weeks after the surgery. So my knee swelled up really bad. It is still difficult to walk a long distance. I started the meds a week ago and it is getting better, slowly! Since you said you don’t have any external stitches did you have a total replacement or the arthroscopic type surgery? They replaced the entire ball and socket on mine. Seems like everyone’s situation is a little different. Glad things are working out well for you.

@ripley263

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I had a total replacement of my left shoulder. What kind of anti-inflammatory meds are you on? Good to hear that your knee is improving since you’re back on the meds.

@ripley263

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I am taking Sulindac. I’ve used it for probably 15 years or so. I’ve also taken Methotrexate for that long. That is a disease modifying drug and doesn’t really help with the inflammation. I’m looking to find a new Rheumatologist at Mayo. I started a discussion on this site to see if anyone had any referrals. My Dr. left the clinic I went to before so am in need of a new one. Good talking to you. This a great site.

@ripley263

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Good luck finding a new Rheumatologist! I’ll let you know how my 3 week appt goes.

barbkay. How long were you layed up… Who was your Dr. at Rochester, MN… Ron at MinnBedBug@yahoo.com If anyone can Help a 70 yr. OLD Man get some ansewers. Need BOTH Reverse Shoulder Replaced. Scared 2 Death. Live by myself… Can a Person servive alone. Takes Both arms to get off of the Pot. Can’t comb my Own Hair. Life Sucks … Ron

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barbkay. How long were you layed up… Who was your Dr. at Rochester, MN… Ron at MinnBedBug@yahoo.com If anyone can Help a 70 yr. OLD Man get some ansewers. Need BOTH Reverse Shoulder Replaced. Scared 2 Death. Live by myself… Can a Person servive alone. Takes Both arms to get off of the Pot. Can’t comb my Own Hair. Life Sucks … Ron

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Hi sorry your having so many problems and experiencing so much pain. Ask the dr how long that you’ll be out of action for and maybe when you come home you may be able to get some help with the care that you need . All these questions can be answered and organized by your specialist. Take care here if you need to talk Piglit

Has anyone had shoulder replacement of shoulder revision at Jacksonville Mayos?

I was told that my shoulder was basically gone due to arthritis. I had a reverse total shoulder surgery which was very successful. I had over 4 months of PT but my shoulder is pretty much 100 % now and I have no pain.

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