Options limited when second shoulder surgery fails

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  • Kelly says:

    I had a pretty crazy surgery done by Dr. H and he did amazing I want to say first. In the past 6 yrs my shoulder has given me little problem but about a week ago I was closing my trunk and my shoulder got stuck. It’s been hurting since.
    Nothing helps. Should I be coming back to see him?

    • Paul Taylor says:

      Hi Kathy: If you live in Ontario, you should probably see your family doctor first. If you haven’t been to a particular specialist – in this case, the surgeon – in over a year, a referral from your family doctor is usually required to get an appointment.


Paul Taylor


Paul Taylor is a health journalist and former Patient Navigation Advisor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he provided advice and answered questions from patients and their families. Paul will continue to write occasional columns for Healthy Debate.

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