Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ream and Run, x-rays before and 2.5 years after

Recently we had the pleasure of seeing in followup a man who came in two plus years ago at the age of 60 with a painful shoulder that did not allow his participation in weight lifting or rock climbing.  Furthermore he could perform only three of the twelve functions of the Simple Shoulder Test. His shoulder x-rays looked like this.

 Now he answers "yes" to all 12 functions of the SST and he is back to rock climbing and doing military presses with 200 lbs. His current x-rays are shown below, demonstrating the desired remodeling of the glenoid joint surface.

Giving credit where it is due, he worked extremely hard at his rehabilitation - first to obtain and maintain his range of motion and then to progressively build up his strength.


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