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Pain Pump Shoulder Injury

Pain Pump Shoulder Injury Side Effects May Lead To Loss Of Motion Lawsuits

Pain Pump Shoulder Injury | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis, PAGCL, Sever Pain, Loss of Motion, Further Surgery | Defective Medical Equipment, Faulty Device

The use of intra-articular pain pumps in shoulder surgeries has been associated with a condition called Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL).  PAGCL is the deterioration of cartilage in the shoulder following such procedures.   An intra-articular pain pump catheter is placed into the shoulder joint during these procedures.  The pain pump remains in the joint for several days to deliver pain medication to the shoulder.

PAGCL is one of the most common complications that can follow shoulder surgeries.  In 2006, a paper was presented at a meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons showing evidence that the use of intra-articular pain pumps could be responsible for this painful condition.  The study looked at 152 patients who had undergone anthroscopic shoulder surgeries.  Twelve of the patients developed PAGCL.  All of the patients who developed the condition had received pain pumps during their surgeries.  The use of the intra-articular pain pump was the only factor that the PAGCL patients had in common.

PAGCL is an extremely painful and life-altering condition.  Symptoms of PAGCL include pain at the should  when it is in motion or at rest; increased shoulder stiffness; popping or grinding when the shoulder is in motion; decrease in range of motion; and a loss of strength in the joint.  PAGCL is usually diagnosed with an x-ray showing the narrowing of the shoulder joint space.  Treatment for this condition is further surgery; however, many patients never regain full use of their shoulder joint.

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The attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have represented and filed lawsuits for hundreds of victims of defective medical devices and pain pump injuries with dignity and compassion.

If you or a loved one has suffered PAGCL as the result of an intra-articular pain pump or the pain pump later caused severe pain, loss of use of the shoulder or shoulder replacement, you may be entitled to compensation. Please fill out the form at the right for a free case review by a qualified pain pump lawsuit attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Feb 1, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
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Nov 15, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP
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Studies Link Shoulder Pain Pumps to PAGCL

Aug 8, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP
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PAGCL Often Follows Use of Pain Pumps in Shoulder Surgery

Jul 27, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP
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