I live in Pa
On11/11/11 i hurt my shoulder at work. Went to company doctor who sent me for an mri.This showed a partial tear of the rotator cuff.
Was sent to an orthopedic surgeon.After 3 months of therapy i decided to go to my own doctor.
He did an arthoscopic surgery on the shoulder in May,followed by more therapy. At the time the shoulder was not getting any better so we decided to so an open subacromial decompression towards the end of june. I went to see the doctor the last week because when i take my arm out of the sling to do pendulums like the Dr advised it feels and looks like my collar bone is going to rip through my skin.
He said he believes it to be scar tissue and wants me to do more therapy. Now what really concerns me is that he said therapy has to be very careful on what they do because if the shoulder is moved the wrong way(up over my head) i can tear the muscle again and it will not be able to be fixed ever again.This is my dominant arm as well
i am a 36 year old male who has only done manual labor jobs but i am now really worried what happens now since my shoulder is now pretty much useless. I have a lawyer but was wondering what is going to happen now since the Dr said what he did about retearing the shoulder.
Any info is greatly appreciated
I have been recieving workers compensation with no problems