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Shoulder surgery - CANurse - 04-27-2019

Hi, I had rotator cuff surgery Nov, 2019 at which time I got Aspiration Pneumonia from the surgery and spent 4 days post-op in a cardiac unit due to Acute Respiratory Failure. It is now the end of April and I still have pain as well as very poor range of motion. I had a steroid injection and it didn't help. If surgeon recommends another surgery, do I have to do it? I almost died from the last surgery and don't want to have another.


RE: Shoulder surgery - 1171 - 04-28-2019

(04-27-2019, 10:45 PM)CANurse Wrote: Hi, I had rotator cuff surgery Nov, 2019 at which time I got Aspiration Pneumonia from the surgery and spent 4 days post-op in a cardiac unit due to Acute Respiratory Failure. It is now the end of April and I still have pain as well as very poor range of motion. I had a steroid injection and it didn't help. If surgeon recommends another surgery, do I have to do it? I almost died from the last surgery and don't want to have another.

It’s only a recommendation; the decision is yours alone. If there are no other treatments available, the doctors will likely determine that you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement.


RE: Shoulder surgery - CANurse - 04-28-2019

(04-28-2019, 12:00 AM)1171 Wrote:
(04-27-2019, 10:45 PM)CANurse Wrote: Hi, I had rotator cuff surgery Nov, 2019 at which time I got Aspiration Pneumonia from the surgery and spent 4 days post-op in a cardiac unit due to Acute Respiratory Failure. It is now the end of April and I still have pain as well as very poor range of motion. I had a steroid injection and it didn't help. If surgeon recommends another surgery, do I have to do it? I almost died from the last surgery and don't want to have another.

It’s only a recommendation; the decision is yours alone. If there are no other treatments available, the doctors will likely determine that you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement.

Thank you for your reply.


RE: Shoulder surgery - California_Help - 04-28-2019

You can also switch doctors at any time. When you are deemed MMI/ P&S your TTD benefits will stop (if you are receiving them currently). You always have the option to switch doctors and can go to another specialty such as pain management etc who may not recommend surgery and P&S you if he feels you have not reached MMI/P&S. If your current doctor is a surgeon chances are higher he will recommend surgery.