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Massage after rotator cuff surgery

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Discuss...: Discuss this with your physical therapist. They will be able to add a massage component to your rehab. This will help relieve the tightness in your fo... Read More
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: Forearm: however you want. Shoulder: very carefully as you do not want to disturb the surgical site.

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Massage and Yoga: It is very wise to get some massage when you are recovering from major trauma to muscles and tendons. I often also recommend yoga as a very good stre... Read More
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
It can't hurt: As long as the massage therapist is not trying to manipulate the joint then a massage should not be able to hurt the surgical repair. Talk to your sur... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Discuss...: Discuss this with your physical therapist. They will be able to add a massage component to your rehab. This will help relieve the tightness in your fo... Read More
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Gently: Gently massage them out. This should not affect the outcome of your surgery. Your therapist may be able to help you with this as well. Thanks.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
You can.: With a successful repair and appropriate post-operative rehab, you should be able to resume powerlifting. However, you should be aware that you are mo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Rotator Cuff Surgery: This varies from doctor to doctor and also depends on the severity of the tear. It is generally accepted that initially you should avoid any active r... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
You need assistant: You can not use that arm for 3 weeks, beside the pain you are going to have from the surgery, so if it is your right arm you can not use it for three ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Rotator Cuff Surgery: This is variable from person to person. Respect your levels of pain and follow the instructions of your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
U wil need help: For the first 4 to 6 weeks I don't allow anybody to move the shoulder on their own so u will need help with many routine things
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Therapy?: Not sure of the question. I feel that all patients need physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery. This focuses on motion of the shoulder, progres... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Time off varies: Surgery is typically outpatient takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Recovery is 3-4 months. If you have a relatively sedentary job you can be back to work ... Read More

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