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The Venetian

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I'm curious about the surgery itself...

I had a bad fall in February, but regained range of motion within a week or two, at least sufficient to sleep and do my desk job. Of course, February wasn't the best time to get a doctor's appointment, so I let it go and tried to do some regular stretching to see if it would heal on its own.

Around Halloween, our school had a field day-type event and there was teachers vs. students dodgeball. I felt like I was good to go, but after a few throws, I could tell something wasn't right and just stood in the middle of the court looking threatening, but not willing to throw unless I had a clean look.

I love bowling (but COVID killed my local alley) and I've shot a few baskets and not really noticed anything, so there hasn't been much I could do to actually test it.

Did you just go straight to an orthopedist or go through a PCP and get a referral? I'm not really a doctor person, but I'd like to play some golf or bowl again this summer or next summer or, really, anytime for the rest of my life. I've never had serious surgery and am a little apprehensive about the process.

(In response to this post by Jim C)

Posted: 11/16/2021 at 10:10AM


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Current Thread:
  I chose to have mine done with open surgery -- NJHoo 11/16/2021 10:58AM
  I'm curious about the surgery itself... -- The Venetian 11/16/2021 10:10AM
  Any pain? If not, they won't likely do surgery. -- WahooFla 11/16/2021 10:42AM
  P.S: See an orthopaedist now, whatever you do. ** -- WahooFla 11/16/2021 10:43AM
  Del -- Thurston1743 11/16/2021 09:41AM

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