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    What does swelling at the base of the neck after rotator cuff surgery indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: i had rotator cuff surgery 3 weeks ago. on my post op visit my doctor said all was well
sine then
i notice a soft patch of swelling at the base of neck where neck and shoulder join
is this normal part of healing
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not related in my opinion.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I am Dr. Gopal Goel, Orthopedic Surgeon.

In my opinion, this soft patch of the swelling has nothing to do with shoulder (rotator cuff) surgery. It could be due to some other reason.

Please, re-consult your surgeon regarding this soft swelling as this doesn't seem to be related.

Thanks for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
Regards



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Gopal Goel 40 minutes later
Dr i should add that i was given a cell shot at the end of the rotator cuff surgeory

AND i also have knee arthritis and after the surgery i went back on predisone snd methrotrexate

Any effects from these meds?
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
No dear, not likely to be due to the effect of these medicines.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,

These medicines are unlikely to effect progress in rotator cuff tear.

Hope to be of help.
Feel free to ask further.
Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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thank you doctor
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.

Take Care


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