Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
Earlier I voiced my strong concern over Ed Reed's "minor" surgery......and postoperative length of return to play/performance progression. Remember my emphatic statement that if he had the problem in April, he had the problem during the end of the season.....whether he hid it from the Texans, and the Texans missed it, or they minimized it and hoped he could simply rehab through it.
Dr. First was interviewed on 610 earlier today and had very much the same concerns.
Minimization is easy as seen by statements such as John McClain's on 610 this hour where he stated that it was JUST a "scope." Well, John, full major hip labrum reconstructions using grafts are now routinely performed through the arthroscope.
I used to feel the same way about scopes until my latest shoulder surgery. Good grief! It took practically a year to get right. I reckon new technology allows docs to do a lot more work with "scopes". I had 4 anchors put in for the labrum tear, labral cyst removed, rotator cuff tear (forgot how many stitches) and a clavicle resection done all by scope.
My 1st surgery on my left shoulder was done back in the 90's. I can't remember what all was done, but before the surgery I used to wake up in the morning with my arm out of socket. Needless to say, I waited waaay too long to get it repaired. After the first 3 dislocations I could put my arm back into socket myself lol. Anywho, the scar after that one wraps from just under my armpit up to the top of the shoulder. Could that have been done by scope these days? I dunno