With shoulder arthroscopic surgery, pain pumps are typically used to deliver medication to the shoulder during and following surgery for pain control. Unfortunately, a condition known as postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis (PAGCL) has been linked to the use pain pumps.

If you have shoulder pain following arthroscopic surgery, you may want to know if the pain you are feeling is a result of the pain pump. While pain is one symptom of PAGCL, there are many other symptoms including shoulder limitations, weakness, stiffness, grinding, and clicking or popping noises. Generally, these symptoms don’t show up for about three or more months after surgery.

Because pain pumps can break down the cartilage in your shoulder, shoulder damage can be irreversible. If you need shoulder replacement surgery as a result of PAGCL, or if you find it difficult to perform your job duties or live comfortably, you should speak with an experienced attorney about your condition.

You may be entitled to file a medical malpractice claim to collect compensation for your medical bills, tests, treatment, and lost wages. Let an experienced attorney at the Law Office of Gray and White make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Call our Louisville office for a free consultation today at 888.450.4456 or connect with us online at

Matthew L. White
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