Re: Rotator Cuff Injury/Surgery
my brother in law just had this particular surgery done about a month ago and was back at work(half days)at three weeks.it all depends on just how much actual repair work needs to be done that determines what type,if any,actual rehab is needed.he just had to do excercises at home without an actual PT.from what he told me it was a real mess in there.any surgery will cause pain.most orthos will make sure that your pain is covered.it is mostly the first couple days that are the hardest to deal with,after that,things do get better.that is pretty much the way it is with most surgerys.just discuss pain care options with your surgeon before the surgery so you know what to expect after.i have had to have a total of five surgeries within the past seven years and also an aneurysm coiling done in my brain.trust me,once those first two days are over,things usually continue to get better from there.just have that consult with an ortho and find out how much real damage there is and what he/she wants to do for you.you will be amazed at how much less pain you will have after even the first week.not to mention just regaining mobility and strength again.my BIL said the trade off was defintiely worth a few days of pain.any real recovery from any surgery all depends on how much you are willing to put into that recovery too.keeping up with any Rxed excercises post op really does make the difference in how much mobility and strength you will get back,and how soon you will get it.good luck with this and please keep me posted as to how things go for you.FB
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