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How long are you off work after shoulder surgery

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
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
Dr. Paul Grutter
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Can't say...: Too much depends on exactly what procedure is performed - and if you are referring to surgical time or recovery time.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
You must call: your provider. He/she is the one to address this issue.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Need More Info: Please discuss this with your surgeon. If it has been some time and you still are concerned consider a second opinion. Without more information abou... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Shoulder surgery: Arthroscopic or open procedures to the glenohumeral joint, acromiolclavicular joint, rotator cuff, glenoid labrum, proximal biceps, or capsular tissue... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
An infection: If you develop a shoulder infection you need to have it drained and the best way if surgical arthroscopy. If you have recurrent shoulder dislocations ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Depends: The exercise program depends on what surgery you had. I should be designed by a therapist to a prescription from your surgeon.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder surgery: All you need is a current exam that fines you in good health and stable recovered shoulder