Does anyone have experience coming back from a combination labrum tear (Slap repair) and out-of-place-capsule (dislocation/Bankart repair) ?
Torn labrum until recently often went undiagnosed - and even now it's not easy with a regular MRI.
I was diagnosed with a significant labrum tear and chose to go forward with the Slap repair surgery. When they got in there they found further damage consistent with a shoulder separation. The surgeon told me my "capsule" was out of place. My physical therapist has an accent and I thought she was saying "Bangkok" - but after doing some research I now realize she's saying 'Bankart.' I didn't know I dislocated my shoulder. This wasn't a huge surprise however - I'm a small guy, a sliver under 5'9" and barely 150 lbs. with all my gear on .. I've thrown violently since I was a kid and, I learned about 7 years ago that I have 'hyper-mobility' in most of my joints - so it seems reasonable to believe I literally threw my arm out of the socket.
My surgery was December 29, 2008 - about 3 1/2 months before my 39th birthday. I realize I'll be missing my first opening day in all of 11 seasons. Hopefully I won't lose the whole season - I'm targeting the halfway point - the first Sunday in July (in New York State that is the halfway point - sad but true.) But if rehab doesn't go well I'll probably have to shut it down for the whole season.
Has anyone come back from a similar surgery? Any thoughts, stories, advice, etc. would be appreciated.
The physical therapists I'm seeing do work with athletes. Still - I wonder if I need to find a baseball specialist to work on throwing technique and baseball specific exercises.
Again - ANY Input is appreciated.