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Obesity | Diabetes | Anemia | Arthritis | Continuing Fibrosis | Disability (Case 50, p.3)

Disabilities: Obesity, diabetes mellitus, anemia, arthritis, status-post failed right rotator cuff repair with continuing fibrosis

Notice of Decision: Fully Favorable
Administrative Law Judge: Tony L. Eberwein
Office of Disability Adjudication & Review (ODAR): Tampa, Florida (including, Clearwater, Naples, Sarasota and St. Petersburg)

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On January 13, 2005, Aarti Lamba M.D., the claimant's treating physician, noted that the claimant was 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 163 pounds. Her weight varied from which is overweight on the Body Mass Index Scale (p. F96). A radiological report dated July 27, 2005, of the claimant's right knee showed mild degenerative joint disease (p. F84). 

An x-ray in November 2005 showed degenerative changes at the acromioclavicular (AC) joint of the right shoulder, which was consistent with osteoarthritis. A consultative examination by C. Nnadi, M.D., on March 6, 2006, revealed that the claimant had arthritis and low back pain, a torn rotator cuff tendon, and diabetes mellitus. Dr. Nnadi opined that jobs that required prolonged sitting, standing, or walking may prove to be difficult; and jobs that required overhead work may be difficult to do (p. F9). 

On May 1, 2006, the claimant was examined by John Chan, M.D., and was found to have a right shoulder rotator, labrum and biceps tendon tears; non-insulin dependent diabetes; arthritis; anemia; and a peptic ulcer disease (p. F27). On May 4, 2006, the claimant underwent a right shoulder arthroscopy with labral debridement and open rotator cuff repair with sub-acromial decompression (p. F25). On August 2, 2006, Dr. Chan indicated that the claimant was status-post a right rotator cuff repair, but continued to have limitation on range of motion, which he thought was related to postoperative arthrofibrosis (p. F 138). On August 21, 2006, Dr. Chan reported that the claimant had decreased range of motion of the right shoulder despite physical therapy, or post rotator cuff repair. On this day she underwent a closed manipulation of the right shoulder (p. F130). 

On November 19, 2007, Scott M. LaBohn, D.P.M., reported that the claimant had diabetes mellitus with neuropathy, and she developed plantar calluses (p. FI62).

On August 5, 2008, an x-ray report interpreted by Dr. Melissa Licari indicated that the claimant had moderate scoliosis, decreased cervical lordosis, severe, moderate degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine, and mild degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine (p. FI57).

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