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Old 22 March 2018, 21:25
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I am 5 weeks POST-OP. Pain in the deltoid soft tissue, pain in the armpit and pain in the pectoral just off the front deltoid and pain down the lateral humorous. No fever, no wound discharge, swelling etc.

I have palpated for lymph nodes, but alas, nothing.

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Old 22 March 2018, 21:33
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Talk to your surgeon.

Are you taking your pain meds?
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Old 22 March 2018, 21:37
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Hey Jimbo, I stopped the Oxycontin, just using a bag of frozen corn, and Advil.

Got an APPT with the surgeon next Wednesday. Funnily enough, both the PA and MD have stated there is very little PT to be done.

I do not know enough to be a good advocate for myself when it comes to Ortho.
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Old 22 March 2018, 22:14
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Take your pain meds. I didn’t want to, either. Did not like how I felt, but they are an important part of the chemical process of healing.

Based on your earlier posts, I would assume you are still in a sling and will be for another week or so. Is that the case?

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Funnily enough, both the PA and MD have stated there is very little PT to be done.
Very little PT to be done? Even with a minor repair, you should be looking at a few weeks of PT. Major repairs sometimes require 6 months of PT. If you can, you may want to get a second opinion. I got three ortho opinions before I got cut and two post op assessments from yet other orthos after the surgery.

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Had ortho surgery on Monday. Went very well. Dr. provided great photos of before, during and after.

Really happy I went with the surgery. MRI only said partial tears. What it should have said "You have 90% of your tendons torn".

6 weeks of sling and then 6 weeks of PT.
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