In 1999, the Food and Drug Administration warned that shoulder pain pumps had severe side effects. One associated side effect of using a defective pain pump is a condition called post arthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis. Doctors have used post-operative pain pumps especially those made by Stryker, I-flow Breg and Donjoy. The pump is used to directly distribute a local anesthetic into the shoulder area where surgery was performed.
Side effects that occur from shoulder pain pumps include:
- Joint pain
- Decreased or total loss of motion in the joint
If you have been the victim of a pain pump, contact Marciano & MacAvoy. Learn more and for a free case review email or contact us at 1-866-708-5224.