I have been struggling with a painful shoulder for quite while now. I must admit I neglected it because i am a Comrades runner , and always had other running related ïnjuries"to worry about. I had 3 cortisone injections that gave a temporarly relief. I had a MRI done yestrerday that showed a Axillary capsular disruption/HAGL lesion, Subacromial subdeltoid bursitis and degenerative changes at the rotator cuff insertion. Quite a mouth full. Can you please give me your opinion on this diagnosis. Is an operation the only answer, and if so how big will the procedure be and how long the recovery time? I had a nasty mountain bike accident 9 year sago, could that have caused this?? Thanks for your help


The most important of the findings is the HAGL lesion – if it is significantly large it may require surgery to repair which could be done arthroscopically. A HAGL lesion will always be as a result of a shoulder dislocation which I presume was your injury?

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