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Posted almost 2 years ago.

Small rotator tear do to compensation from left shoulder injury. History of shoulder problems from sports. Left shoulder repaired years ago and then reinjured in 2009. Right shoulder was suppose to be the easy fix and we did the surgery on it first. Rt one has only had injections in the past and never surgery until now. Will see new dr and go from there.

Gregory Scott Gennarelli
Gregory Scott Gennarelli, Medical Malpractice Attorney - New York, NY
Posted almost 2 years ago.

Good luck. I hope the new ortho can help and that you did your research on who to see. It's probably a tough claim, but see what the new doc says and take it from there. I hope it works out for you.

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Posted almost 2 years ago.

Just looked at mri that dr ordered post surgery. It says "to rule out labral tear". He never even discussed a possible labral tear. The mri did find a labral tear. Why do I feel like something isn't right? I will update here once I see second opinion doctor.

Gregory Scott Gennarelli
Gregory Scott Gennarelli, Medical Malpractice Attorney - New York, NY
Posted almost 2 years ago.

Does the MRI report indicate the type of tear? For example a SLAP tear is typically, though not always, traumatic (sudden jerk to the shoulder), though it can also be related to repetitive motion and found incidentally during an arthroscopy. I can only speculate as to what the doctor saw or didn't see during the procedure. It may also be that on checking your range of motion post surgery, he observed symptoms similar to a labral tear which is why he ordered to subsequent MRI. A review of the operative report would be helpful. Hopefully the orthopedist you are going to see for the second opinion can shed some light for you on this issue, as well as the prior surgery, your progonosis, etc. I hope it works out.