|The arm will need surgery
||[Oct. 20th, 2008|10:53 pm]
I received the results of the MRI on my arm today, and unlike the neck problem this injury is going to need an operation. The tendon has an 8mm tear, and has been dislodged(?) from the shoulder socket.|
I'm utterly exhausted right now and not able to relay back all the details I was told, but essentially I've been given two choices:
a) A cortisone injection which will alleviate the pain but not heal the injury
b) An arthroscopy(?) to re-position the tendon and stitch it back into place. Six weeks with my arm in a sling followed by six months healing of the shoulder.
Tomorow when I'm less tired I'll explain some more.