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how long is a shoulder arthroscopy surgery

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
39 years experience in Pain Management
Assistance: You would benefit from having help available the first several days after the arthroscopy. Depending on how much work is done on the shoulder the amo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Typically i recommend combination of general anesthesia with a regional block (inter scalene of supraclaviclar). Blocks do have risks, and these shoul ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
From experience: The best anesthesia 4 shoulder is a scalene nerve block ; sedation with drugs that do not put u to sleep, but they with pain medication given keep u u ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Unlikely!: For an otherwise healthy person, anesthesia is very low risk due to excellent monitors and safe drugs. Talk to your anesthesiologist about the type of ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends.: There are different types of arthroscopic shoulder procedures like subacromial decompression, labral repair, rotator cuff repair, to name a few. Most ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Days to weeks: Depending on the findings, it could take days to weeks to improve. Most arthroscopic cases allow you to walk immediately. I recommend no running or ju ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience in Sports Medicine
Knee scope Recovery : Reovery after a knee scope depends on what was done. The surgeon may not want you bear weight on the knee for 3-6 weeks if certain procedures are do ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: On the joint and the amount of stiffness you had before in the joint, it could take from few weeks to month.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: The typical uncomplicated knee scope requires 3-4 weeks to recover from. Unfortunately, not all scopes are the same. With meniscus repair, 3-4 month ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Scope recovery: Depending upon what was wrong and what was done, a partial meniscectomy for example allows immediate weight bearing and wean off crutches when able. U ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This depeds on the: Age and underlying medical health as well as physical condition of the patient as well as how well the surgery went in terms of any complications and ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Ask your surgeon. There are multiple factors that contribute to the surgical time. Everything from the speed of your surgeon, to the facility you ar ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Approximately 3 mnth: General speaking 3 months, although recovery time can vary based on the severity of your injury and activity level that you wish to resume following t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: That depends on many factors, including your age, the relative looseness of your shoulder, and the number of times you have dislocated (to name a few) ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Physical therapy: Joint replacement surgery is so specialized and specific to the individual that only a thorough assessment by a physical therapist trained in such reh ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience in Sports Medicine
Few days to weeks: A kneecap dislocation resulting from a traumatic contact injury may be associated with supporting ligament injury and even fracture to the undersurfac ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
3-6 months: Recovery time depends on a variety of factors including the presence of other injuries (e.g. Nerve injury, rotator cuff tear), whether the procedure i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience in Hand Surgery
About 12 weeks: Ask your surgeon.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder: Usually 6 weeks, depends upon cuff, bone, tendon conditions preop. Also depends upon adequate motivation and exercisept postop.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience in Wound care
Only your surgeon : can tell you what is best for you. We do not know the important details such as your weight, level of fitness, degree of injury to your meniscus, etc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It is not serious: Like any out patient surgery if it is done in the right hands.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Arthroscopy is done for many different diagnosis. Within 2 weeks you may be fine, other times it can be a couple of months. Discusss your diagnosis ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: More information is needed to know what joint and what type of surgery.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff repair: Surgery to re-attach a torn rotator cuff tendon typically takes 6 weeks for preliminary healing of tendon to bone. At 6 weeks, the sling is discontinu ... Read More
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