Dislocated shoulder surgery

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Had 2 dislocations in the same shoulder, second one happened on bottom field on my PRMC. Been advised I need some form of stability operation but can’t be told exactly what one, Can anyone shed some more light on what sort of surgery will be needed on here or been in the same situation/been through a shoulder surgery and got back in training? Cheers
 

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Had 2 dislocations in the same shoulder, second one happened on bottom field on my PRMC. Been advised I need some form of stability operation but can’t be told exactly what one, Can anyone shed some more light on what sort of surgery will be needed on here or been in the same situation/been through a shoulder surgery and got back in training? Cheers

If its something minor i.e. a tear in the cartilage, then it should be a fairly simple operation.
If its something a little more major, like a snapped tendon as well as a tear in the cartilage, then it can be a little more invasive and result in a longer recovery period. The latter being my own personal experience.

At my medical, there were no concerns raised regarding my shoulder. But i assume it can vary depending on the Doctor conducting the medical - I would assume that you would have to re-pass the medical following an operation - but I could be incorrect on this.

To get the definitive answer to your question, you need to speak to a GP/Surgeon and have an MRI - even still, from my own personal experience, they dont really know what they are dealing with until they get in there and have a route around.

Again, all of the above is just my own personal experience.

Good luck with getting it sorted!
 

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If its something minor i.e. a tear in the cartilage, then it should be a fairly simple operation.
If its something a little more major, like a snapped tendon as well as a tear in the cartilage, then it can be a little more invasive and result in a longer recovery period. The latter being my own personal experience.

At my medical, there were no concerns raised regarding my shoulder. But i assume it can vary depending on the Doctor conducting the medical - I would assume that you would have to re-pass the medical following an operation - but I could be incorrect on this.

To get the definitive answer to your question, you need to speak to a GP/Surgeon and have an MRI - even still, from my own personal experience, they dont really know what they are dealing with until they get in there and have a route around.

Again, all of the above is just my own personal experience.

Good luck with getting it sorted!
Hey man, sorry to revive this old thread, But im in a very similar boat to OP, I was pulled from my PRMC due to a shoulder dislocation and finally after almost a year of waiting getting an open latajet done to repair it.

How long after surgery did you do your medical and did they even ask about it?

I have been told I need to wait a year after surgery to rejoin.

How did you find training and rt after the surgery? how long did it take you to get back up to standard.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey man, sorry to revive this old thread, But im in a very similar boat to OP, I was pulled from my PRMC due to a shoulder dislocation and finally after almost a year of waiting getting an open latajet done to repair it.

How long after surgery did you do your medical and did they even ask about it?

I have been told I need to wait a year after surgery to rejoin.

How did you find training and rt after the surgery? how long did it take you to get back up to standard.

Thanks in advance!
No problem mate. I had my operation two years before I applied.
I did go back to playing rugby around three months post-op.
A year before re-applying seems reasonable though, as it is quite an invasive operation!

At my medical, no issues were raised. Make sure that you complete all of your physiotherapy sessions and get discharged as a patient - they will have your medical records so will be able to see your progress etc. provided that there are no further issues with the shoulder, then I cant see it being a problem. I cant be certain on this though and it's just my uneducated opinion.

I haven't actually made it into RT. A combination of delaying having my eyes lasered and getting myself in a spot of trouble have made sure of that.
Generally though, I am very active, I lift weights, do an awful lot of running and haven't had any issues. Ultimately though, what I get up to will be nothing in comparison to RT so I cant really comment!

Best of luck and keep us updated!
 

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Cheers for the quick reply!

Did you also have an open latarjet?

3 months back to rugby seems rapid recovery, that gives me some hope.

How long was it before you returned to lifting what you where before with weights, and how long before you got back to your previous level of bodyweight reps for pressups pullups etc?

Also did you find the surgery affected muscle mass much? Ive heard alot of people lose a decent amount post surgery.

Thanks for the reply again!
 
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