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Forum Name: Joint surgery

Question: recurring labrum slap tear??


 clairebear9898 - Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:53 pm

My boyfriend is a 19 year old college baseball pitcher. This past July, he had surgery on his pitching arm: labrum slap tear and a torn rotator cuff. He goes to physical therapy regularly, and due to his quick rehabilitation, was given the okay to start throwing again. He has been throwing for a couple of weeks now, and the past few days, he has been experiencing a lot of pain. He is out of town and cannot get to his original doctor/surgeon until next week.

If he did tear something again, is it possible to fix it; or will he be unable to play baseball for awhile..or ever? (I know that he does not know for sure if he did tear it, but he said the pain is in the same place and hurts very badly).
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:46 pm

User avatar Hello,
There is no way for us to know what he has done to this. It could be a reinjury and may require additional physical therapy or if he has done some serious damage, it could require surgery to correct. Only the doctor treating him who has access to his complete history, records and exams could give a prognosis for future activity restriction. Even then, the doctor will not be able to predict exactly how he will heal. At any rate, he needs to see his surgeon or other doctor again to assess the damage and decide on the next course of action.

Best to both of you.

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