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Shoulder Impingement Requires Decompression Surgery

Shoulder Impingement Requires Decompression Surgery

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Aside from the original trauma such as broken bones, lacerations, and torn ligaments, there are thousands of types of debilitating medical complications one can develop from a car crash, fall, or other injury. These conditions include bulging spinal discs, arthritis, lingering effects of a traumatic brain injury, or shoulder impingement. An overuse injury can also cause shoulder impingement, which is a medical condition that causes pain in the shoulder when lifting the arm above the head. Shoulder impingement also decreases its victim’s range of motion, and may keep them from doing the work they once did. If you have developed shoulder impingement from an accident or at work, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.

Rotator Cuff Tendon Put Under Pressure

For those suffering from shoulder impingement, their cause of pain is the tendon that is trapped between the rotator cuff and the acromion bones. The tendon, called the rotator cuff tendon, is compressed and held up inside this recently narrowed corridor. It may even be catching on bone spurs and other bone abnormalities that were caused by the accident, according to Orthoinfo. Two options exist for dealing with this pain and the narrowed space in which the rotator cuff tendon performs its job.

Treating Shoulder Impingement Medically

In less severe cases of shoulder impingement, and for those that do not want the surgical option, a medical treatment exists. It includes physical therapy, cortisone injections, ice, and anti-inflammatories. The success rate of the medical option is less than that of the surgical option.

Treating Shoulder Impingement with Arthroscopic Decompression Surgery

Arthroscopic decompression surgery has an 85 percent success rate in decreasing pain and increasing range of motion, according to the Cleveland Clinic. During surgery, the surgeon will increase the gap between the acromion and rotator cuff bones, as well as smooth out their surfaces. Physical therapy will begin after roughly six weeks of rest, and is necessary to regain range of motion and strength.

Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent party, or has been injured on the job performing a repetitive motion day after day, you may be able to receive compensation for the injury and to help pay for the expenses of surgery. Contact an Indianapolis, Indiana, personal injury attorney today with Holland & Holland at (317) 581-4400.

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