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I can relate. In feb 2004 I had: torn labrum, torn bicep tendeon where it goes throught he labrum, torn supraspinatis tendon, arthrittis cleaned out, a bone spur at the end of the clavicle removed, torn rotater repair and bursa sac trashed. I originally went in for Arthrittis and labrum tear only. What was supose to be three months out of work ended up being six. Full strength was a year.
The best advice I can give is:
1. Be patient (that was the hardest part for me)
2. Activley participate in physical thereapy
Patience paid off. My shoulder ended up healing well and is now stronger than the other shoulder (which I am afraid will need repair in the future) I was back to work in six months, full strength took more time. I had to change my weight lifting, I now use dumbells instead of striaght bars to minimize stress on joints. I read in triathlete magazine that many shoulder injuries occur when bringing you arm across your body when swimming so I am working on not doing that.
Good Luck and hang in there. It is possible to get back to full strength or better.
Last edited by navyffp; 01-24-09 at 12:03 PM.