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I have a cardiac defibillilator and now have torn rotator cuff

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No just stated 2 weeks ago ibuprofen

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Had bypass surgery 2002 and defibillator placed 2007. both rotator cuff arthroscopic 1996 1999

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I have a torn rotator cuff, which I had arthroscopic surgery on in 1996. Since that time I have had a quadruple by-pass and have just had a second defibrillator placed. Am I a candidate for shoulder surgery, and since I can not have an MRI, is there another diagnostic aid that can be used?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Soft tissue ultrasound (Musculoskeletal ultrasound) and CT scan are the other medical imaging which are reasonably good for the accurate diagnosis.

Arthroscopic surgery can be done under regional anesthesia and can be employed in your case. Thus the risks of general anesthesia are eliminated.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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