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 Post subject: Shoulder Surgery
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:54 am 
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Hey All -

I am going in for surgery on a torn labrum later this month and I wondered if anyone here had any experience with it, and what your experiences were? Obviously upper body lifting will be out for a while, what types of exercises were you able to do? When you were able to start lifting again, how much strength had you lost? Any tips, other than doing exactly what my physio says :)

Anyway, just curious to hear others experience with this type of surgery, if anyone's had it.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoulder Surgery
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Hopefully you'll be able to have a sports-oriented PT for your rehab after the surgery who can help you with all that, and will have something other than "never lift overhead again" to tell you.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoulder Surgery
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:38 am 
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Yeah - I haven't been able to pres overhead in like a year, so I am excited to get back on that train. My surgeon is a sports guy, and I have been working with a physio for the last six months who also know that I hope to be ready to play rugby again by fall. What I'm really trying to do is figure out some excercises I CAN do in a sling, its not even about making progress so much as not going nuts :laughing3: I am thinking Ill probably be spending a lot of time on that bike machine (the one where you sit back - is it called a recumbent? - so you don't have to hold anything with your arms) that I have walked by in the gym before :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Shoulder Surgery
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:13 pm 
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How about getting some grippers?

Can you set up to do belt squats? You'd probably have to have a partner to help you get rigged up each time, but you can do that without using your arms at all. At the very least you could do (choke, cough, sputter, looking around to see who is watching me) machine leg presses, extensions, curls.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoulder Surgery
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:12 am 
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Ugh. I have a 100% mortality rate with every surgery I've ever performed :(

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 Post subject: Re: Shoulder Surgery
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That implies that you have done at least 1, and that at least 1 patient died. Hmmm. Do the local authorities know about you?

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 Post subject: Re: Shoulder Surgery
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Jungledoc wrote:
That implies that you have done at least 1, and that at least 1 patient died. Hmmm. Do the local authorities know about you?


God bless the good samaritan law!

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 Post subject: Re: Shoulder Surgery
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JasonJones wrote:
Jungledoc wrote:
That implies that you have done at least 1, and that at least 1 patient died. Hmmm. Do the local authorities know about you?


God bless the good samaritan law!


The good samaritan law requires you to use proper first aid principles. I don't think surgery is in there. This sounds too much like a Dexter scenario.

(Actually, in Ontario anyway, as long as there was no gross negligence, the law applies)

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 Post subject: Re: Shoulder Surgery
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stuward wrote:
JasonJones wrote:
Jungledoc wrote:
That implies that you have done at least 1, and that at least 1 patient died. Hmmm. Do the local authorities know about you?


God bless the good samaritan law!


The good samaritan law requires you to use proper first aid principles. I don't think surgery is in there. This sounds too much like a Dexter scenario.

(Actually, in Ontario anyway, as long as there was no gross negligence, the law applies)


Way to take the wind out of my joke's sails...

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 Post subject: Re: Shoulder Surgery
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It was a fine joke. Really.

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