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Scott Glidden
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He was limited with passive ROM as well as active and he had weakness and pain with supraspinatus press test but they did not fail. I did Codman’s arm drop as well at it was limited, so I told him its likely that as an active 70+ year old man there isn’t much left of the top of his rotator cuff (supraspinatus) and that could also contribute. Lipitor’s side-effects list tenderness and weakness, but I believe these symptoms are beyond that. There is definitely adhesion on the infraspinatus bilaterally and some minor joint capsule/subscap adhesion, but not enough to warrant the low level of function he has. He is still on 2 blood thinners as they don’t believe they contribute to his problems. I’d say it was a partially torn supraspinatus if it wasn’t bilateral and didn’t come on so suddenly, especially with no reported “event” that stirred the pot. With this knowledge I’m confident in telling him we should wait it out after the next appointment if he loses all of his gains again and then go from there. Should I be though?