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Archery elk season 2021 is........

Postby Tigger » 04 02, 2021 •  [Post 1]

over before it starts. Met with a surgeon today. Torn rotator cuff. :cry: Looks like surgery in a couple weeks. 6 weeks of a sling, followed by 5 months of recovery and therapy. Gun season should probably be okay. Not looking forward to a summer with 1 arm. :(

Anybody had rotator cuff surgery before?
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Postby 7mmfan » 04 02, 2021 •  [Post 2]

Oh man that's a real bummer. I have not had surgery but I've hurt both my rotator cuffs and even with pretty consistent exercise and conditioning I have almost constant discomfort. My guess is surgery is in my not to distant future. Could just do what Dirk Durham the Bugler did last year and use a mouth tab. He killed a bull in Idaho using one.
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Postby Swede » 04 02, 2021 •  [Post 3]

Best wishes on that surgery Tigger. I hope you have a full and speedy recovery.
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Postby Lefty » 04 02, 2021 •  [Post 4]

Been there!
And passed on some huge bulls because I was shooting low draw weight and afraid to draw.

7 years ago(?) $37,000 My co pay almost 10 K.

Go to specialist now. Do PT before the surgery too. I couldn't even put my arm up on my wives shoulder in the pickup when we were dating,..

My surgeon offered me a crossbow permit. He also instructed me very clearly how I was to draw a bow,.... Since a lot of his shoulder were archers.
For years my kids did most of the shooting, I couldn't lift and swing my shotgun I had excessively messed up my shoulder starting small engines, construction and trapping.
Get that thing fixed. Do the PT and hunt
One thing on PT, likely they will want to schedule you for, 3, 4 times a week, what ever. Ask what you can and should be truly doing from or at home. Very specific,. And do it
PT folks arent use to peple doing what they should be doing so be specific,..
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 04 02, 2021 •  [Post 5]

Well hell, sorry to hear that Dean. Certainly wishing you a successful procedure, speedy recovery, and a great boom stick season.
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Postby GoGriz1234 » 04 02, 2021 •  [Post 6]

I injured both my shoulders playing college ball. One I had fixed, one I didn’t and I should have. If I remember right I was in the sling for 2 months and I was back playing full speed in four months. I was doing daily PT and was in good shape pre-surgery. Do everything they tell you to do, but also let your PT know that you are onboard for a more aggressive recovery - if you put in the work in (being smart about it), you will be surprised at how fast you can come back. The first session I had with my PT surprised me, they cranked on my arm and it hurt, but they said the repair was strong but they had to work through the muscles and tendons not being use to moving from being in the sling. Good luck with the recovery!
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Postby Elkhunttoo » 04 03, 2021 •  [Post 7]

Sorry to hear that
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Postby Old school » 04 04, 2021 •  [Post 8]

Sorry to hear about that! Perhaps you’ll be an overachiever in your recovery and be back sooner.
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Postby ElkNut1 » 04 06, 2021 •  [Post 9]

Yep, you're giving up waaay to easy!


Several years ago I severely tore mine. Had to go straight to the ER, was in a sling for a month & was told I needed surgery. In the meantime as I waited I was told to check out a Sports Dr. I did he strongly suggested not to have the surgery, this was in June. I did all he asked me to religiously & more. I hunted elk with my bow that Sept.

For 3 weeks I couldn't raise my arm more than 2" but I was determined, little by little I suffered through the pain & built up the area around the tear with the Sport Drs recipe. It's been 10 years & no issues at all.

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Postby Lefty » 04 06, 2021 •  [Post 10]

ElkNut1 wrote:Yep, you're giving up waaay to easy!
Several years ago I tore severely tore mine. Had to go straight to the ER, was in a sling for a month & was told I needed surgery. In the meantime as I waited I was told to check out a Sports Dr. I did he strongly suggested not to have the surgery, this was in June. I did all he asked me to religiously & more. I hunted elk with my bow that Sept.
For 3 weeks I couldn't raise my arm more than 2" but I was determined, little by little I suffered through the pain & built up the area around the tear with the Sport Drs recipe. It's been 10 years & no issues at all.
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And Elknuts prescription could be right on .


Last summer I rolled my atv. My shoulder felt just as it did before my shoulder surgery.
the thought of another surgery and telling my wife I may have wrecked it was a bit spooky
In December it was still bothering me. I went to a MD sports specialist PT, Nine weeks of proper strength conditioning and Im back to 70 lb draw weight. How ever his suggestion was I keep up the stretching and strength training. He told me I had the tools to never see him for that shoulder again,, He also squared away some neck pain
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