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  1. Mike Antonio

    Torn labrum options

    Hello everyone! Happy holidays and happy new year to everyone! So I wrote before regarding a slap tear that I have. I just went for my second MRI with an arthogram. So the verdict is I have a small tear in my infraspinatus small tear in my supraspinatus and I have a labral tear at the insertion point of the biceps long head. According to my orthopedic surgeon, he says the Teat is small it just happens to be in one of the worst places possible. Hence the reason it’s causing me so much pain. I can’t even do push-ups without severe pain. I asked him about platelet rich plasma injections which this doctor does and he seems to be trying to steer me away from it. He advised if it was my knee or my elbow he would say let’s definitely try it but he hasn’t seen much luck with PRP and labrum tears in the shoulder. So the options now are: 1. Subcromial decompression and rotator cuff repair surgery 2. Bicep tenodesis and rotator cuff repair. I’m not sure which direction to go. Just wondering if anyone has had either of these surgeries and comment on their ability post surgery. I do have a lot of faith in my surgeon and will likely tell him to do what he thinks is best once he gets inside but just looking for some opinions. Thanks everyone.
  2. restewart1017

    SLAP tear and biceps tenodesis

    Hi! I'm writing for advice. I'm a professional aerialist, and I've just been diagnosed with a SLAP tear with involvement of the biceps tendon. My doctor is recommending biceps tenodesis, wherein the remaining connection of the tendon to the labrum is severed and the tendon is tacked to the head of the humerus. He seems very optimistic about it, and I believe him, but part of me is a bit concerned with radically altering the physiology of the shoulder like that. Does anyone have experience with returning to ring work after an injury and/or surgery like this? My goal for this year was to have an aerial straps routine (movements are similar to high-level ring work; planches, handstands, etc.)- obviously, that's not gonna happen in 2013, but I'm wondering if it will *ever* be a possibility for me again. Any advice or stories you guys have would be very much appreciated. Thanks, ~Rachel
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