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11-23-2005, 02:16 PM #1
Skiing with torn labrum (shoulder)
I have a detached anterior labrum from 1 – 6 o’clock. No rotator cuff damage.
According to my PT, cuff strength is good but I need to work on ROM.
I plan on skiing 60+ days this winter and getting this fixed in the Spring. I have a brace to prevent my arm from going into abduction and external rotation.
Am I crazy?
11-23-2005, 02:52 PM #2
Just watch the pole plants.
Do NOT let your pole get behind you.
(and try not to fall on your shoulder, duh).
There is a debate on open vs. closed surgery. Wife went for closed - slightly longer recovery but more long term strength."Fakers are Maggots" - T. Hall, 2011
only a fake Rasta could make a claim like that
11-23-2005, 03:05 PM #3
What descender said- you should be fine. Also go without the pole strap on the injured arm- that way if you cartwheel the pole won't pull your arm back and up.
The brace definitely helps- but it isn't failsafe. Still, w/o it I popped my arm out dozens of times, w/ it- maybe twice all last year.
As for open v. closed I'd definitely go for closed- much less invasive and with good PT- much less chance of reinjury.
11-23-2005, 03:37 PM #4Registered User
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hi - you're better off then me. I have 2 of the 4 ligaments of the rotator cuff torn and am slowly coming back. I'm sure you're already doing the PT thing.
No Pole straps - ever!
I skied 50+ days last season even with shitty PNW season but was really conservative. You should be fine. The worst thing is the mental part - i was very tentative to start and am still a lot more conservative then before. I've never had that much pain before as when I dislocated the shoulder and never want it to happen again.
I'm trying to avoid surgery so am doing rehab and think I will be eventually ok
I did mine biking - how about you?
11-23-2005, 04:06 PM #5Originally Posted by LeeLau
I just want the thing to stay together long enough so I can have a good winter.
11-23-2005, 06:16 PM #6
For my repair, open Bankhart was the only option. I'm 4yrs post-op and my repaired shoulder is 100% if not better. My surgeon is the Avs othopedist so that helps. Don't ski hard back, that's the #1 was to hurt your shoulder.
11-28-2005, 11:39 AM #7Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles
11-28-2005, 11:52 AM #8
as long as your shoulder does not feel unstable, as in "feeling like it will dislocte at any minute" you could prolly ski with the brace and have few or no problems. just be aware that if you do fall on that shoulder withy your arm awau from your body you are prolly in for a dislocation.
11-30-2005, 08:48 AM #9Originally Posted by descender
12-02-2005, 12:03 AM #10Registered User
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I also tore my labrum after the shoulder dislocation 2 years ago. I did PT for about a year and now the shoulder feels better. I'm able to play hockey without the brace and looking forward to ski this season.
Still thinking about getting the surgery done next spring, here is one thing that makes me concerned - what if I dislocate the shoulder again after the surgery, then what?!
12-02-2005, 11:43 AM #11Originally Posted by skyrocket101
If you can perform your sporting activities with no problems then maybe rehab is good enough for you. I would only get surgery if you think it will improve things significantly, since it is a 4-6+ month project.
12-02-2005, 11:53 AM #12Originally Posted by skyrocket101