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Shoulder Surgery

Post by Bacchus1979 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:54 am

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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Re: Shoulder Surgery

Post by Jungledoc » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:04 pm

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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Re: Shoulder Surgery

Post by Bacchus1979 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:38 am

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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Re: Shoulder Surgery

Post by Jungledoc » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:13 pm

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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Re: Shoulder Surgery

Post by JasonJones » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:12 am

Ugh. I have a 100% mortality rate with every surgery I've ever performed :(
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Re: Shoulder Surgery

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:39 am

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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Re: Shoulder Surgery

Post by JasonJones » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:15 pm

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?
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Re: Shoulder Surgery

Post by stuward » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:31 pm

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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Re: Shoulder Surgery

Post by JasonJones » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:06 pm

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)
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Re: Shoulder Surgery

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:39 am

It was a fine joke. Really.
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