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how long are you off work after shoulder surgery

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Recovery time can be variable after shoulder arthroscopy. If the surgery is ablative, such as removing some frayed tissue or bone spurs, sling wear is ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: This depends greatly on the procedures performed during the surgery as well as your occupation. Most arthroscopic shoulder surgeries take 6-12 weeks ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Relatively quickly: Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work. However, recovery also depends on the findings of the ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Deitch
29 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends on your job: Your recovery time will depend on what what kind of work you do and the type of surgery you have. For example, repair of a rotator cuff requires a lo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It really depends on what you do for work. Since you mention writing, you can typically return to writing immediately after surgery. Holding a pen and ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-8 weeks: Return to work after shoulder surgery depends on what needed to be fixed at surgery and a persons job. Most people can return to a desk job with acti ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Can't say...: Too much depends on exactly what procedure is performed - and if you are referring to surgical time or recovery time.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cannot say: This is not a question that can be easily answered. The specifics of a patient's aftercare is dictated by the specifics of your case. The person who i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Duggar
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need Ortho eval: With any chronic condition like that, i would reccomend follow-up with your orthopedic surgeon who did your surgery and see what they say.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Really depends: Many different procedures can be done to the shoulder during an arthroscopic surgery. If bone spurs removed, shoulder debrided, then pain may be mini ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Some surgeries can be painful for a while. Others are much less painful. Rotator cuff surgeries tend to cause more pain than instability repairs. If ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain management tips: Arthroscopic procedures vary greatly in the amount of work that must be done. Post-op pain often depends on 1) individuals pain tolerance 2) consumpti ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Really depends: Many different procedures can be done to the shoulder during an arthroscopic surgery. If bone spurs removed, shoulder debrided, then pain may be mini ... Read More
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