Does It Need Surgery?

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When a person experiences an impact, the impact on the body depends on the strength of the impact. The impact that occurs in the shoulder can cause bruising, fractures, or injury to the muscles, tendons (the tissue that connects muscles to bones), ligaments (the tissue that connects two bones). Bruising occurs when blood vessels in the skin break and blood collects under the skin, causing a bluish, reddish, purplish, or black appearance on the skin.


To ascertain the cause of the complaint on your mother's shoulder, the doctor needs to find out more about this complaint and examine your mother. The doctor will also perform further tests such as X-rays or ultrasound on the shoulder to determine the cause. X-rays of the shoulder will tell you if there is a fracture in your mother's shoulder. If no fracture is found, the doctor will think about other possibilities, one of which is the bruising that occurred. If enough blood has collected under the skin, this blood will clot and is difficult for the body to absorb. This pooled blood can put pressure on the surrounding tissue and can cause pain and limited movement of the shoulder. Lots of blood clots can only be removed surgically because these blood clots cannot be absorbed by the body.


However, of course, to ascertain whether this is the cause, it is best for you to consult directly with your mother's doctor. Because to ensure this further examination is needed. If you are still in doubt, please consult another orthopedic specialist to ask for a second opinion regarding your mother's condition. Don't hesitate to discuss with your doctor if you still have other questions or concerns.


Hope this information is helpful.


Dr. Aloisia


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