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Thread: Shoulder replacement for someone with a complete spinal cord injury

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    This is an excellent evidence-based clinical practice guideline on shoulder, elbow, and wrist preservation from the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. This is the "professional" version:

    https://www.pva.org/CMSPages/GetFile...b-88bc510d9d94

    This is the consumer version of the same guideline:

    https://www.pva.org/CMSPages/GetFile...5-f775061f14d4

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    Also must be careful on the ulnar and capral tendons and nerves. After 45 years of a very, very active life in a chair, my right ulnar nerve has died and am losing strength and feeling in the pinky and ring finger. Am going in for capral tendon release before it dies also.

    I haven't seen much of a difference between those of us who pushed it hard post injury and those who didn't. The ones who didn't seemed to have shoulder, elbow etc. injuries earlier than those who did push it hard.

    Of the two I know who had shouler replacement, one is still doing okay after 3 years post surgery and the other is worse off. Both had to spend time in assisted living for a couple months. Good luck with yours.

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    Same issue with ulnar here Pat
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    Quote Originally Posted by August West View Post
    Maybe that's good for muscles. I heard there is no way to regrow cartilage.
    I'm not sure if was 60 Minutes but recently, cartilege was regrown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    This is an excellent evidence-based clinical practice guideline on shoulder, elbow, and wrist preservation from the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. This is the "professional" version:

    https://www.pva.org/CMSPages/GetFile...b-88bc510d9d94

    This is the consumer version of the same guideline:

    https://www.pva.org/CMSPages/GetFile...5-f775061f14d4

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    Thanks very much SCI Nurse!
    Read much of the medical study and will see if the consumer version is available in print from PVA. It appears the early studies were around 1985 - doesn't seem that long ago. The consumer version says it was published in 2008, so I'm wondering if there's anything more recent. Also don't see quadriplegia mentioned in the medical studies.

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