Originally Posted by Dubious
Maybe...maybe not. And I don't hear a reason not to do the neurodiagnostics right now. Some partial thickness tears do okay with just therapy. There must have been something about your exam that your doc felt it was more of a minor tear to not order an MRI sooner than 7 months. Had a full thickness tear been intially suspected, I am sure an MRI would have (or should have) been done much sooner as the tendon retracts, worsening outcome with late surgical intervention. Your situation kinda is what it is, and while your surgeon may have his own time frame that he is looking at, you must be mindfull of what you think is going on and take the reigns and drive otherwise you are the only one who will experience the final results! If it doesn't sound right, it probably isn't....
we both suspected it early on that the Subscapularis Tendon repair did not take due the lack of range of motion and no strength but he said every give it another few more weeks then final said lets do the mri and see what is up and of course thats just what it showed and then he said well i have to make a 6-8" cut here and go in deep under the muscles to reach it and make a repair, I know that this time the next day I did have to have full strength oxi to take care of the pain for a day but I know my body well and after a few days I figured the nerve block should have worn off as they said and had no sensation at all to move the arm and mentioned that right from the beginning and all said don't try to lift it yet it will come, I feel there should have been some type of sensation to do so and it would cause pain but nothing at all, I am not losing hope but have to stay open minded to all outcomes at this point but can't continue on with life and the next step until I know the outcome and once again they feel I will sit home drugged up and eat bon bons all day.