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Topic Title: Shoulder replacement
Topic Summary: Back to Surfing
Created On: 03/19/2021 07:12 AM
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 03/19/2021 07:12 AM
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gbigsurf1

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I had a complete shoulder replacement in Early January, Any of you rippers had a shoulder replacement, if so how long was it before you were back surfing? Mahalo

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 03/19/2021 07:28 PM
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johnnyboy

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I opted not to get the surgery. The PT and surfing less has helped. I think I will eventually I will have no choice. How's your rehab PT?

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 03/19/2021 07:41 PM
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ww

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A mere rotator cuff repair with removal of a bone spur that had done most of the damage (a fall cause the cuff to rupture). Recovery took months, and it took longer for the final bits of improvement. Good physical therapy was all-important. You might possibly try some arm-light, leg-heavy water exercise while the arm isn't quite ready, like using a Hawaiian Paipo. Pretend to swim like a water photographer, with one arm out of use? My "other" arm suffered a strain (examined by the orthopaedist, no harm, just some soreness) back in November. It's still not entirely right. Of course I'm ancient.
 03/20/2021 05:55 AM
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RocketSurf

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Here are a few links to past threads....
2ndlight shoulder link 1

2nd light shoulder link 2
 03/20/2021 08:25 AM
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gbigsurf1

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PT is going good, I had no choice but to get the complete replacement, PT is going good, gonna keep going as long as the insurance will keep paying

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 03/22/2021 06:43 AM
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long_flaco1

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Speedy Recovery Johny!!!

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 03/22/2021 08:07 AM
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CurtisEflush

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Originally posted by: gbigsurf1

PT is going good, I had no choice but to get the complete replacement, PT is going good, gonna keep going as long as the insurance will keep paying


If insurance runs out and you really need more PT, ask them if they can offer you a discounted self-pay rate. Some will, some won't. The one that did saved my ass.

Average recovery for old farts, before feeling comfortable in good surf, seems to be 4-6 months for basic repairs. Not sure about replacement. Pool time is a huge help.

Best of luck to ya!
 03/22/2021 12:27 PM
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gbigsurf1

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Originally posted by: CurtisEflush

Originally posted by: gbigsurf1



PT is going good, I had no choice but to get the complete replacement, PT is going good, gonna keep going as long as the insurance will keep paying [IMG][/IMG]




If insurance runs out and you really need more PT, ask them if they can offer you a discounted self-pay rate. Some will, some won't. The one that did saved my ass.



Average recovery for old farts, before feeling comfortable in good surf, seems to be 4-6 months for basic repairs. Not sure about replacement. Pool time is a huge help.



Best of luck to ya!



Thanks, I have a gut feeling it will be early fall at the soonest when i can get back to try and surf, Been in my pool as much as i can so far, thank goodness the weather is getting warmer



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