Michael L Gross, MD  
Male, 58
Hackensack,Westwood, NJ

Specialties: orthopedic surgery, sports medicine

Interests: Orthopedics, Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy
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According to the radiologist, you have a torn labrum, known as a SLAP tear. this stands for superior labrum anterior to posterior. The labrum is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder, the glenoid. If this is the cause of your symptoms, then conservative management is usually attempted. If unsuccessful, then surgical repair of the ...
Unfortunately, I cannot offer diagnoses online by revieing your MRI's. I suggest you speak to the physician that ordered them, or if your are not happy with that doctor, make an appointment for a complete evaluation with a new physician.
Unfortunately, it seems like pain management may be your best answer at this point. Contact your local hospital for a pain management specialist.
Mar 28, 2012 in the Orthopedics Community - 2
See an orthopedic surgeon immediately. If your coccyx is truly rotated 60 degrees, this should be seen and evaluated.
The TFCC includes cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. The ulna plus variance is not the result of an injury, it is a normal variant of anatomy that predisposes you to wrist injuries. If you are having recurrent injuries, then evaluation by a hand specialist might be a good idea.
You can expect your doctor to ask you questions regarding your history, your symptoms, and the causes of your pain. Then he will examine you. This will include visual inspection, palpation, and various provocative tests (such as the O'Brien test you already know) Finally, he will likely take an X-ray. After putting all this together, he may decide more...
Post operative protocols vary from surgeon to surgeon. Each surgeon develops protocols that work best for them, Delayed PT after shoulder surgery is not unusual. If you have questions about the specifics of your post op course, you have to ask your treating doctor.
After a period of immobilization, I seen significant soft tissue swelling once weight bearing and motion are restarted. I suggest elevation when you are not on your feet, compression stockings during the day, and continue PT. The other possibility is complex regional pain syndrome. If the problem persists see your treating doctor again and inquire about this...
The bb may be working its way out of the bone and causing symptoms. However it is possible that your symptoms have nothing to do with your remote injury at all. Many people live their entire lives with shrapnel embedded in their bones with no symptoms at all. Perhaps, this could even be gout. See a doctor.
Unusual, but not unheard of. I suggest you check with her treating surgeon, or her primary care physician for more details.