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is it usual for a patient to experience aches in the arm and

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is it usual for a patient to experience aches in the arm and joints after breast reconstruction using implants
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.

Dr. K. :

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Dr. K. :

Hello and welcome. No this is not unusual at all

Dr. K. :

With this type of surgery, the implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle. It is necessary to cut the pectoralis muscle or detach it to allow the implant to fit under the muscle.

Dr. K. :

This can cause aching in the arms and joints, similar to overexercising the muscle. It does go away in time.

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