Post Arthroscopy Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) is caused by the deterioration of cartilage in the shoulder following arthroscopic surgery. The surgery is usually performed to repair the shoulder or rotator cuff. To alleviate post-operative pain and assist patients in their recovery, shoulder pain pumps such as: I-Flow shoulder pain pump, Stryker shoulder pain pump and the BREG shoulder pain pump are routinely used. A study published in 2007, by the American Journal of Sports Medicine showed an association between the risk of developing Post Arthroscopy Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) and the use of Shoulder Pain Pumps. The study states that up to 63% of arthroscopic shoulder surgery patients who receive a post-operative pain pump may develop PAGCL.
Post Arthroscopy Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) Symptoms:
The presence or existence of of PAGCL in a post surgical patient is associated with increased pain and discomfort in the shoulder following surgery. The condition which develops following arthroscopic surgery on the shoulder, typically arises overtime , from several months to more than one year. Symptoms associated with PAGCL include:
- -Shoulder Pain (in motion or at rest)
- -Shoulder Stiffness
- -Clicking/Popping Shoulder
- -Restricted Range of Motion
- -Shoulder Weakness
These conditions are a possible sign of cartilage deterioration and may be irreversible.
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