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COPD, obtained a torn rotor cuff. Any ways of taking care of it ?

Hello Dr., I have COPD and I recently obtained a torn rotor cuff. I went through all the steps of having it taken care of and after all the steps right up to the the point where I was in the surgical care unit and underwent the cardiogram, chest x-ray, blood work, and IV put in me; then, the Anestiologist came in and said he could not put me under because I guess I was too much of a risk of not waking up. Is there any other way I can have this taken care is really bothering me and I am starting to get depressed over it. Please, can you help me?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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In case surgical treatment is impossible,You have to stick to physical treatment which comprises of-
- Injection of subcrominal cortecosteroid / local anaesthetic agent / . The alternative to injection is Iontophoresis- where the drug is pushed to the target area by a battery powered patch.OR oral non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.
- Start gradual passive range motor program for shoulder from all sides under expert care.This relieves/ prevents stiffness & allows gradual shoulder movements.
_ After a full range of painless movements are possible, strengthening exercises are started.
- Be positive & hopeful. Practice Yoga & meditation for that.
Answered: Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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