Repair of Satchmo Syndrome in Australia

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  1. aussietrumpeter

    aussietrumpeter New Friend

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    Greetings All
    It has been suggested that I may have Satchmo Syndrome, ie tear in top lip muscle. Painful lip/face made worse simply by talking smiling etc.Any one any experience with a surgeon who has found/repaired? Preferably in Australia? anywhere? recommendations?? After 40 years playing a dramatic stop. 4 horns now in their cases. Cases gathering dust.
    thanks for any info.
     
  2. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    Hawaian homey
    I have no answer but I just want you to know that most of us here would express our sympathy towards you. At least three times in my life, (I'm a professional musician), I have had to quit performing and it was really painful. At first I didn't notice it like I would have thought but as time went on, I realized it was manifesting itself insidiously, in changing my behavior and mental state. Best of luck and I hope you can get this sorted out.

    If you can't get any answers, here's a resource that might be helpful. If you're an Aussie, you might not be aware of the school but University of North Texas has one of the finest music programs in the US and has an association with a special research center on campus that specializes on health problems of musicians. Welcome to UNT TCMM | Texas Center for Music & Medicine
     
  3. aussietrumpeter

    aussietrumpeter New Friend

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    Thankyou kehaulani, I have not played now for 5 years, talking and smiling is bad enough, making a usable embouchure is not worth considering
    tks
     
  4. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Where in Australia are you?

    Who have you spoken to so far? What did your GP say? A Public Hospital may be able to guide you to a specialist, but I would speak with a top line surgeon/specialist, maybe cost about $100 for a consultation (out of pocket -over the cost of Medibank).

    Here is not the place to get the wise words of wisdom on a specific health issue. Go get some expert advice.

    BTW Welcome to TM, I do feel for you.
     
  5. aussietrumpeter

    aussietrumpeter New Friend

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    Thanks Peter for taking the time to reply, much appreciated.
    Yes, I agree here is not place to discuss details but 3 Neuros, , 2 Professors , GPs etc etc etc has come up empty so far ,. To answer your questions, been there, done all of that. So it seems asking the professional muso community if anyone else has suffered the same sort of injury and got a resolution is another logical avenue in the search for who may have that expert advice. That it seems is the real challenge. The $$$ continue to mount up.
    thanks
    rgds
     
  6. Kang-Ling

    Kang-Ling Mezzo Piano User

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    Frigiliana
    I am sorry.
     
  7. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    I have a surgeon friend who plays trumpet, I will be seeing him next week, I will see what he knows.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  8. aussietrumpeter

    aussietrumpeter New Friend

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    Thankyou that would be great, the more irons I can get in the fire the better
    rgds
     
  9. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    I did not see my friend but I talked to two Drs at music camp last week, one had heard of the problem and was kind enough to download 2 papers from medical journals that described several forms of the injury and details with pictures of how the repairs were effected. He could not give me any names but suggested searching for a musicians injury specialist. PM me your details and I will send you the reprints.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  10. aussietrumpeter

    aussietrumpeter New Friend

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    Thanks Stuart
    I have forgotten how to PM.. can you help??
    thanks
    Doug
     

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