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michael2 Report 22 Feb 2013 21:36

i,ve been told i need shoulder replacement as my one,s are knackerd has any one had it done ? was it sucssesful and how long before you had full use .


AnnCardiff Report 22 Feb 2013 21:43

crumbs Michael - never ever heard of a shoulder replacement before - still, knee and hip replacements are commonplace and successful so I should imagine shoulder replacements are too


supercrutch Report 22 Feb 2013 21:46

Hello Michael,

That's one big op!

I have only had arthroscopic subacromial decompression (which you probably know all about) so can't answer you.

I wish you all the best though and a speedy recovery.



michael2 Report 22 Feb 2013 22:42

thank you both for your reply,s it,s both of my shoulder,s which will need replacing due to wear and tear after fifty years of being out in all weather,s in the building trade etc. at the moment i am being treated via injection,s in the joints which give me about two month,s of reduced pain . the docs say they are having trouble getting the injection,s in the joint now so i will have to have replacements done. i am not sure that at my age if it,s viable i an 71 also hae brittle bone,s so not sure about it. michael2


Bobtanian Report 22 Feb 2013 22:45




supercrutch Report 22 Feb 2013 22:49


I'm sure your ortho consultant will take all of your history into account before he advises you.

If it's a yes to the op then trust them :-)


michael2 Report 22 Feb 2013 22:57

hi supercrutch i have googled it it look,s like there are quite few of these op,s done so they are quite common so i will listen to what he has to say then make up my mind . :-)


Jean Report 22 Feb 2013 23:07

get as much info as you can. dont think you will get full movement back in the shoulder. my friend dosnt have full movement, good luck.


**Ann** Report 22 Feb 2013 23:09

Hello Michael,

My daughters good friend...her mum had hers done a couple of years ago and as far as I am aware it was a success.

My hubby is also a builder aged now 61....he had his hip refurbished 2 years ago and is now waiting to have his kneecap replaced. Years of hard work have taken their toll but he won't give up...and has now ordered himself a new transit with the intention of carrying on for as ong as he can.

Write down all the questions you need to ask.....and if you don't understand the answers ask again.


LadyScozz Report 22 Feb 2013 23:09

Michael ~

My Mum-in-law had a shoulder replacement (also both hips & both knees, we called her Bionic woman).

She had lots of physiotherapy on the road to recovery.

I won't kid you ~ it's a biggie, but Mum was happy she had it done.


michael2 Report 22 Feb 2013 23:15

thank you all iwill take it all on board . ANN iwill take wife with me she will ask all the qustion,s cos she like all the gory stuff.


supercrutch Report 22 Feb 2013 23:25

Good luck, please keep us updated.



ButtercupFields Report 22 Feb 2013 23:30

Good luck Michael....


PollyinBrum Report 22 Feb 2013 23:33

Best of luck Michael, I hope all goes well for you.


michael2 Report 22 Feb 2013 23:35

thank you all will update as soon as i hear anything :-) :-)


AnnCardiff Report 23 Feb 2013 01:19

we'll all come and visit you - now that's more scary than the op!!! best of luck <3 <3


michael2 Report 13 Mar 2013 23:03

been to see tho otho at the hospital they have decided to carry on the injection,s for a furthersix month,s to see if an op is the way to go.which to me is ok as my health is not too good at the moment ive had two viral infection,s since christmas still getting over the last one. the docs are trying to find out why had a load of bloods done monday the results was not too bad most were ok but three had a question mark against them so more investigations to find out what is wrong. michael2


Jean Report 13 Mar 2013 23:55

a wise decision. viral infections can take a while to recover from.


supercrutch Report 14 Mar 2013 00:12

Sounds like the doctors are being cautious and that's what you would hope for..lolol
After any ortho prodecure the main concern is infection, bacterial being the lost likely.

I know the injections aren't pleasant but they do relieve the pain and let you use the arm more.

Hopefully they will determine why you are getting viral infections and the decision re surgery can be made in 6 months.



**Ann** Report 14 Mar 2013 00:15

Hello Michael,

Glad you have had your appointment with the orthopaedic dept. Hope all went well and sorry to hear that you have been through the mill with your virus infections.