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Posted By: Lainy
Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2006, at 6:00 p.m.
I'm a 41 year old female powerlifter and I have recently undergone 2 surgerys within 4 months apart in my shoulders . In both my shoulders I had a complete tear in the Superspinatus tendon and a partial tear in the Infraspinatus tendon. My orthopedic surgeon said it was degenerative and the tears had been there for quite some time and that powerlifting didnt cause it, but surely didn't help it either. It has now been 12 weeks since my last surgery and I want to ease my way back into lifting. My doctor advised me to quit powerlifting and said that if I go back into heavy lifting I will tear the tendons again and that depending on where the tear appears he might not be able to fix them again, as he has already stretched it and reattached both of them back to the bone. I don't want to give up powerlifting. Has anyone out there had this type of surgery done and continued lifting? I'm going to get a 2nd opinion from another orthopedic surgeon, but was hoping some of you might have some advice. Thanks for any info you can give me on this.
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