Well, I am fucked it looks like. MRI tech wouldn’t give me info just said “plenty to look at here” then scheduled X-rays on the spot. Got all the film results back.
Yep Now it is torn all the way through. Partial thickness tear in 2001 is now a 3mm full thickness tear.
Verbiage form the report is beyond my understanding to some extent:
MRI: Moderate acromiclavicular hypertrophy with productive change. Focal full thickness tear at the insrtion of hte supraspinatus tendon measures 3mm and is 3mm from the insertion site. No focal labral abnormality seen. Biceps tendon present within the groove.
I think the acrom. hyper. is a change in the Acromioclavicular joint as a result of injury compensation. The tear is at the point where the tendon attaches to the humerus. If I am wrong, someone please correct me.
X-ray: mild acdro. hyper seen. Normal bony trabeculation.
That doesn’t sound bad. But indicates that joint is compromised enough so that any technology will pick up the change.
Have a consult with ortho in 2 weeks. In the meantime, I am afraid to do much of anything. What happens if the thing tears completely loose? Does my arm not raise to the side? Pop out of the socket? Fuck.
I am hoping this can be fixed with artho surgery, so as to minimize recovery time. Unlike last time, I think I will go ahead and get this fixed instead of simply using therapy. It is obviously progressive, and will only continue to worsen with time.
If anyone is a med proffessional and can give me a cleaer understanding, I would appresciate it. Also, input form other guys with this surgey welcome.