May 5, 2013, 8:05 AM
Registered: Nov 17, 2011
I'd like to know more about your injury. I was recently diagnosed with a SLAP tear, among other things. The ortho I saw suggested 4 weeks of PT first, then to come back for reevaluation to see if I'm getting better. Apparently, because I can still climb, though nothing hard and with lots of pain afterwards if not during, it's not an emergency to have surgery. Last I climbed was a week after resting after the injury. It still hurts doing day to day activities, and especially after I wake up (probably from rolling around in my sleep). I haven't climbed in a month or so.
I've gone in for an MRI, and here's the summary:
1. Reverse Bankart avulsion fracture of the inferior posterior glenoid.
2. Anterior labral periosteal sleeve avulsion (ALPSA lesion)
3. Probable posterior inferior glenohumeral ligament injury.
4. SLAP tear involving the biceps anchor.
5. Probable rotator interval injury.
6. Small, likely reactive glenohumeral joint effusion and subdeltoid bursitis.
Does any of that sound familiar to you? I'd like to know how much the PT helped for you, I really don't want to have to have surgery, it's the last resort, obviously.
(This post was edited by jamesnater on May 5, 2013, 8:07 AM)