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04-23-2013, 02:31 PM
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No two labrum tears are the same. Some absolutely require surgery, and others you can play through if you can deal with the pain, limited range of motion, stiffness, and weakness.

I tore my left shoulder labrum last summer doing decline lat raises (don't ask). Both SLAP and Bankart lesions. Couldn't lift my arm out above shoulder level without a sharp knife pain. Weakness and slippage too. Had the entire thing sewed up and anchors put in about 6 months ago. I'm finally back to lifting full strength now, still with a bit of stiffness that I hope will go away with continued PT. It's a tricky injury and depending on the nature of the tear, the quality of the surgeon, and the style of PT, full 100% recovery can take anywhere from 3 months to a full year. Best of luck to RNH.

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