Research has shown that pain pumps that deliver medication directly to the shoulder after surgery can cause the progressive destruction of shoulder cartilage. A shoulder pain pump is a small device developed recently to deliver pain medication (bupivacaine, epinephrine) directly into the shoulder joint.
How can a shoulder pain pump affect you and your loved ones?
According to a recent study published by the American Journal of Sports Medicine, this sort of pain pump is identified as cause of a condition known as Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL), a loss of cartilage in the shoulder after shoulder surgery.
Common symptoms of PAGCL include:
- Shoulder pain both at rest and in motion
- Stiffness of the shoulder
- Weakness of the shoulder
- Clicking, popping or grinding
- Limited range of motion
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If you or a loved one has received a shoulder pain pump after surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the Quick Intake form at the top of this page or call our legal intake center at 1 (800) 438-6453 to receive your FREE case evaluation.