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Signs Your Shoulder Pain Pump Is Causing More Harm Than Good

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Many doctors implant pain pumps into their patients’ shoulders after they undergo surgery. These pumps are designed to deliver medication directly into the joint to offer relief to the patient and to help the recovery process. Although the pump can be used for any type of medication, doctors typically use local anesthetics to decrease pain levels.

As doctors began using the pumps in shoulder joints, they started to see a unique complication occurring in their patients. Called post-arthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis (PAGCL), this condition causes debilitating symptoms among patients and has been linked directly to the pump.

Is Your Pain Pump a Big Pain in the Shoulder?

If your doctor used a pain pump on you after shoulder surgery, you may have PAGCL. Signs of this painful condition include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased use and range of motion in shoulder
  • Crepitus, or cracking, in the shoulder when moving
  • Joint space narrowing
  • Weakness
  • Popping and grinding in the shoulder joint

These symptoms are painful and potentially life changing. When you undergo surgery to improve your shoulder and your qualify of life, coming out feeling even worse is devastating.

Let Us Fight for Your Rights

Although your doctor was only trying to help you feel better after your arthroscopic surgery by inserting the pump, unfortunately, doing so only made things worse. You may have to miss out on things you once enjoyed because of the pain and because your shoulder just isn’t the same anymore.

The attorneys of Morton Law Offices want to help you receive the compensation you should because of this defective product. If you suffered because of a defective shoulder pump, contact us today. We will do all we can to get you the justice you deserve.

Category: Defective Products


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