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Pain while turning steering, raising arm after rotator cuff surgery repair 6 yrs back. Had steroid injections also. Solution ?

thank you, i have had a rotator cuff surgery repair 6 yrsago, and had pain for the last year, with 3 steriod injextion, the last one /2/28/2013 lasting 10 days, still in pain when turning steering wheel, raising arm, have to use other arm to help get full motion very weak, can raise straight up or to the back just side and crossover motion unbearable
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
A totally symptom free period for 5 years following a rotator cuff repair and a recent onset of pain since 1 year indicate that you might have developed a new lesion in the shoulder.
As you are not getting any relief even after 3 steroid shots, I suggest you an MRI scan which will show up all the rotator cuff lesions.
Consult an orthosurgeon with adequate experience in arthoscopic sugeries.
Hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ralph Chambers's  Response
Hi--you need an MRI of the shoulder. You may have a tendon entrapment syndrome or perhaps a labral (cartilage) tear inside the ball and socket shoulder joint
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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