Shoulder surgery with a fistula

Has anyone ever had or heard of someone having shoulder surgery with an upper arm fistula? I’ve been putting off surgery for an injured right shoulder for as long as I can. It’s only a matter of time before I’ll have to have surgery. I am concerned about surgery so close to my fistula and all the vascular changes that have been made. I also wonder about being able to position and cannulate that arm during the recovery period after surgery.

I’m interested to hear of any info or experiences others may have.

thanks again.

Wendy, I would ask Dr. Agar this question.

Thanks Dori. Good idea.