It has been suggested by orthopaedics. That I require bone removed from my shoulder joint. Is this

I still have full range of movements in my shoulder. Orthopaedics suggest that I need to have bone removed from the joint area. Particularly the glomerulohumerl and acromioclavicular.
Due to long term pain and the need for repeat steroids injections. Is this really necessary?


  • crinkly1
    crinkly1 Member Posts: 156

    Hello Kenbo,

    I don't know whether my experience may be helpful or even whether the procedure I had is still done but, about six years ago I had similar symptoms to those you describe. Steroid injections didn't alleviate the pain and, after a scan, I had keyhole surgery to remove osteophytes as well as calcific deposits from a tendon in my right shoulder.

    I was discharged from hospital the same day and made a full recovery within two months. Since then I have had no pain at all and still have complete range of movement and strength in that joint.

    I do hope you soon have an opportunity to discuss your situation with your surgeon in detail so you can make the best decision for yourself.

  • kenbo
    kenbo Member Posts: 7

    Hi Crinkly

    Thank you for the constructive feedback, it was really usefulI. It was the surgeon who suggested the corrective procedure. Unfortunately Covid -19 struck. Therefore it was put on hold. It should have been done in March. I hope that I can have this resolved quickly and get back to living and nursing properly.

  • Hi Kenbo

    Thanks for your post to Helplines. If you'd like a chat about how you are weighing up the pros and cons of possible surgery, normally that's a conversation 1st with the surgeon. If you feel you'd like further conversations, then you might consider discussing it with your GP, a physiotherapist, possibly even a second surgeon if you want.

    You'd be most welcome to use us at the Helpline as a sounding board and a place to talk. Because we are not medically trained, we can't advise one way or the other, but you'd be welcome to ring and talk.

    Best wishes

    Guy Helpline team