Monday, December 1, 2008

Pain pump

Have you heard of Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL)? If not, I can give you slight information of this illness.

Is a loss cartilage in the shoulder joint following shoulder surgery. This condition is associated with the use of an intra-articular pain pump catheter (a tiny, flexible plastic tube) implanted in the shoulder joint by the surgeon during the shoulder surgery. The pain pump stays in place for several days after surgery to deliver pain medication (such as Marcaine or Bupivacaine) to the shoulder joint.

However, doctors and scientists are still researching of the cause of this new ilness. Although they believe that using pain pump immediately after arthroscopic shoulder surgery maybe the cause.

Symptoms of PAGCL are follows:
  • Pain at the shoulder, whether at rest or in motion
  • Increased shoulder stiffness
  • Popping or grinding when the shoulder is in motion
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Loss of strength in the joint
If you think you are suffering from PAGCL after shoulder surgery may be entitled to legal compensation visit for more information.

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