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    Nov 03, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    I recently had Dr. say I have "SLAP" medical term meaning torn ligaments in shoulder rotator cufff. I will have surgery to repair this and was wondering if it is possible to recover well from this and resume stregnth training. Has anyone experience this?
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    Nov 08, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    KyMaverick saidI recently had Dr. say I have "SLAP" medical term meaning torn ligaments in shoulder rotator cufff. I will have surgery to repair this and was wondering if it is possible to recover well from this and resume stregnth training. Has anyone experience this?


    Talk to Caslon. He's done it, very recently.
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    Nov 09, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    showme said
    KyMaverick saidI recently had Dr. say I have "SLAP" medical term meaning torn ligaments in shoulder rotator cufff. I will have surgery to repair this and was wondering if it is possible to recover well from this and resume stregnth training. Has anyone experience this?


    Talk to Caslon. He's done it, very recently.
    +1, along with many others who've been through rotator cuff injuries...me included (though mine didn't require surgery cause I caught it early).

    100% recovery is more than just possible, it's inevitable if you play your cards correctly. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:53 PM GMT

    I had a SLAP tear after a bike accident two years although mine was in my upper front shoulder. I recovered well after the surgery although raising my arm over my head was stiff for the rest of the year. I had to go through physical therapy after the surgery before going back to my normal routine. Best of luck.
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    Thanks, it is good to see it is not uncommon injury. I will definately give a shout to Caslon. Treader- thanks for the info.. That is one thing I am concerned about is the amount of time for PT to recover. I undersatnd it is at a minamal 1 year.?
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    I had a slap repair on my left shoulder. Don't underestimate the need for meds immediately after the surgery. Once the block wears off, you'll think you are dying.

    there seems to be conflicting ideas on if you should immobilize for 3 weeks, or 1 week (and start PT). Rotator cuff surgeries have you moving immediately.

    I waited until the 3rd week, and PT was tough. It all was tough. I felt like a complete and utter wimp. There was a young kid (22) who had it done shortly after and his recovery was 1/2 of mine. So I think me being a little older definitely affected recovery.

    Best of luck to you!

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    Nov 13, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    Ha ha it takes us mature guys to mend a little longer. Yikes, pain that bad huh? Well I think I can tough it out a bit along with some pain rx.. indeed!
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
    Damn my shoulder has been hurting for a month after doing multiple Clean Jerks, my form was good and the weight not to heavy, its right in the joint area near the front, I hope I dont have that!
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidDamn my shoulder has been hurting for a month after doing multiple Clean Jerks, my form was good and the weight not to heavy, its right in the joint area near the front, I hope I dont have that!
    I can definately say I would not be the one who can say yes or no to that. Best thing to do is have it checked out. It never hurts to be proactive just to be sure even if it isnt something serious.
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    I know I should know this, but what kind of Dr do I got to?
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidI know I should know this, but what kind of Dr do I got to?
    Most likely a Ortho-shoulder specialist-this is what I've done... If you have a family Dr. he may be the best person to point you in the right direction
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidI know I should know this, but what kind of Dr do I got to?


    I got mine from crossfit (assuming you are doing that also from the C&J).

    Find a good orthopedic doctor and they'll be able to help you.
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    adamscott said
    Roguewave saidI know I should know this, but what kind of Dr do I got to?


    I got mine from crossfit (assuming you are doing that also from the C&J).

    Find a good orthopedic doctor and they'll be able to help you.


    Thats what I am doing now, Crossfit, that's where I got it
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    Nov 14, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
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    adamscott said
    Roguewave saidI know I should know this, but what kind of Dr do I got to?


    I got mine from crossfit (assuming you are doing that also from the C&J).

    Find a good orthopedic doctor and they'll be able to help you.


    Thats what I am doing now, Crossfit, that's where I got it


    hope you find a good dr.
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    Nov 16, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    I am also curious what would be the best supplement that would help ligaments heal better after the surgery?
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    Dec 08, 2012 11:01 AM GMT
    Superior Labaral Tear Anterior to Posterior (SLAP Lesion) is the tear on the cartilage attaching around the glenoid (shoulder socket). Its a hard thing to treat because a tendon of the biceps attaches to it. Rehab should include activities of daily living being aware of not trying to overload too much and then progression to shoulder flexion as well as rotator cuff strengthening (start small and work big or else it will tear off again).

    Regarding supplements I wouldn't recommend them