Monday, April 14, 2008

Round Two

***updated below***

"There is a small degenerative subchondral cyst seen at the greater tuberosity. There is marginal hypertrophic involvement involving the acromioclavicular joint consistent with marginal impingement. There is no definite abnormal joint effusion. I cannot confirm any tear of the supraspinatous tendon. The long head of the biceps tendon is intact. There is no subcutaneous edema. There is some irregularity of the anterior labrum. There could be an anterior labral injury.

Impression:
I. Possible anterior labral tear.
II. Marginal hypertrophic changes of the AC joint causing marginal impingement.
III. No definitive rotator cuff tear.
IV. Degenerative subchondral cyst identified at the humeral head near the greater tuberosity. If shoulder pain persists, shoulder arthrogram and MR arthrography may be indicated.


so - off to see an orthopedic specialist tomorrow.

update
wait and see. got a shot and made an appointment to return in 3 weeks.

14 deeply creased, dogeared comment(s):

liv said...

eek! hope that goes well for you!

Glamourpuss said...

Blimey. The best my doctor can do is a prescription for anti-inflammatories and advise rest.

Puss

Mir said...

Um. Ow?

Bob said...

liv - yeah, me too.

puss - they must think I'm made of money, 'cause I see more tests in my future.

mir - ow? YES.

Mother of Invention said...

I'm betting you got cortisone...ouch, eh? I've had 35 shots of that neat stuff in my fingers. It works for a bit but for increasingly less time the more you get. Hope you get the problem solved.

Daisy said...

Three cheers for health insurance

urban-urchin said...

Ouch- I hope that they sort it all out soon Bob- that sounds like a lot of pain.

Bob said...

MoI - yep, cortisone. I hope it works, 'cause next step is probably surgery.

daisy - three cheers for health savings account.

uu - uh - yeah. lots of pain, not much sleep, etc.

Mignon said...

Well, at least the long head of your bicep is good. My cousin golfed too much last summer and got something called biceptual tendencies. Heh heh.

Bob said...

mignon - who knew golf was such a broadening sport?

Franki said...

Wow, Bob, that was a lot of big words and many of them sounded painful. Sending good thoughts your way!

Bob said...

franki - I feel better already. thank you!

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Jocelyn said...

"Wait and see" is simultaneously a relief and a sentence for three-more weeks of pain and worry.