I'm a 27 year old who has a history of shoulder surgeries; I had Key Hole surgery six years ago after frequent dislocations and it was a huge success. I was very strong and I continued playing contact sports and doing physical labour.
Unfortunately my shoulder came out again a few years ago playing football and I discussed my options with my consultant. He suggested having another shoulder surgery which would involve scraping some of my shoulder bone off and inserting screws. Hoping of repeat success, I agreed to have it done.
Fast forward a year and a half and I've not regained most of my mobility and my left shoulder and knee have started to feel very venerable. I only found out after my surgery that there was a risk of getting RA from it...
I'm a bit upset that my consultant did not explain this before I went ahead. Is this something he should have done or was I being stupid for going ahead without doing any of my own research? (or both!)
Also did my consultant do anything wrong or was this inevitable whoever performed it? I may well have got arthritis in the future anyway but most people I talk to first feel symptoms in their late 40s
I hope someone can give me advice, this has turned my whole life upside down.