Pain pump victims never imagined that the device that was supposed to relieve discomfort would end up causing permanent pain and damage to their shoulders. However, research now indicates that these pain pumps that deliver pain medication directly to the shoulder or knee can result in progressive destruction of shoulder cartilage. The Best Lawyer in America rated injury lawyers at our firm can help you immediately in investigating your legal rights if you have developed continuous pain after having received a pain pump.
Permanent pain from pain pumps results from Chondrolysis. This condition causes permanent cartilage damage. Researchers at the American Journal of Sports Medicine have published a study which establishes evidence of post-arthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis (PAGCL) caused by these pain pumps. Some manufacturers of shoulder pain pumps include I-Flow Corporation, Stryker Corp, and DonJoy Inc…
Pain Pumps: Post-Operative Pain Relief
After a shoulder or knee surgery is performed, to repair damage or to ease pain due to an injury, a pain management device more commonly known as a “pain pump,” may be implanted to reduce pain caused by the surgery. This device delivers a controlled and continuous dosage of local anesthetics and narcotics through a catheter. The catheter is inserted into the synovial space also referred to as the joint space.
Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis:
Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis also known as PAGCL is a condition that occurs after surgery is performed on the shoulder, which affects the glenohumeral joint. The cartilage within this joint space is the area affected by PAGCL. The condition causes cartilage to deteriorate, resulting in the known complications associated with PAGCL.
Symptoms of Post-Arthroscopic Gelnohumeral Chondrolysis:
- Pain When Using Shoulder or When Shoulder is at Rest
- Clicking, Grinding, or Popping when Shoulder is in Motion
- Shoulder Weakness or Stiffness
- Decreased Range of Movement
- Pain of Moving at Joint
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