so the accident i had last month may have been a good thing. i had rotator cuff surgery 4 years ago and it has never felt right..... about a week or so after the accident, my shoulder began hurting and progressively got worse. i went to see the orthopedic dr. yesterday and when looking at my x-ray, he notices a piece of metal and goes 'wtf is that?' after observing it from two angles, he kinda brushes it off and consulted me about what i need to do for the pain and inflammation that i have from the accident. i got a call from him this morning and it turns out that a rod from the surgery has migrated. i go for an mri tomorrow followed by surgery to remove it. so in a way the accident was a good thing because he said that this could cause some serious problems down the road if not removed.