I noticed that a lot of the baseball players named in the Mitchell report used HGH after shoulder surgery. Is HGH that beneficial in post-op recovery, and what are the effects in regards to rebuilding lost muscle mass? I have had two surgeries on my R shoulder, and am going to see the Doctor monday about a possible third. I have lost a large amount of muscle mass in the shoulder region, and have an obvious muscular imbalance. I have tried to regain muscle though the normal methods, but can not seem to regain the "core" muscle within the shoulder region to really see any beneficial effects. Due to the lack of strength in the shoulder I am not able to lift any significant weight that would benefit the larger muscle groups ie chest,back, and arms. This has also caused lost of mobility in the shoulder itself due to the body compensating for the lack of strength through other muscle groups. Ok, my question is if HGH is something I should discuss with my doctor?