HI FOLKS. NOVEMBER 2017 AT AGE 62, I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ARTHRITIS IN BOTH SHOULDERS,
A BICEP AND ROTATOR TEAR.
BUT I DO NOT USE IONJURIES TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR NOT WORKING OUT. EXCUSES ARE FOR WIMPS.
I USE MY INJURIES AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO "CREATE" NEW WAYS TO GET GOOD PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES EVEN WHILE HURT.
THAT SAID, THERE ARE FEW EXCUSES TO BE OUT OF SHAPE AND NOT GET PYHSICAL ACTIVITIES.....!
MRI Study Result
1. Full-thickness, full width tear of the supraspinatus tendon with retraction of less than 1.3 cm. A crescent-shaped tear is suspected.
2. Undersurface and leading edge stripping of the subscapularis tendon involves approximately 20% of the tendon thickness with delamination of the tendon to the glenohumeral region.
3. Biceps pulley disruption is noted, with medial subluxation and perching of the split and severely tendinopathic long head of biceps tendon. There is also a SLAP type II. Tear of the biceps labral anchor.
4. Moderate glenohumeral synovitis and capsular distention.
5. Mild subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis....."
X-RAY OF SHOULDERS:
1. Negative for fracture or dislocation.
2. Moderate acromioclavicular degenerative changes including undersurface spurring of the clavicle and acromion.
Results reviewed No fracture Mild arthritis changes Given symptoms and exam in the office recommend proceeding with MRI - order given at time of visit