While shoulder pain pumps were very helpful for many patients, a notable number of ofthose who have had the surgery developed a condition called postrathroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis (PAGCL); something that is worse than the initial condition leading to needing the pain pump in the first place.
According to a study by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, shoulder pain pumps may be linked to PAGCL, a condition that rapidly and degeneratively changes the articular cartilage of the shoulder after an arthroscopic surgery. Oftentimes, pain relievers are prescribed to ease post-surgical pain, but some patients may have an intra-articular pump catheter implemented as medication to ease the pain at that area.
PAGCL symptoms include;
- stiff shoulders
- loss of strength, painful shoulders
- clicking and popping in the shoulders
There are already numerous lawsuits nationwide filed against manufacturers of shoulder pain pumps. For patients who suffer from PAGCL after receiving a pain pump, immediate medical help is a must. Contact a knowledgeable, experienced attorney to find out what your legal options may be against the manufacturer and if you are eligible to be compensated for your injuries and medical bills.