A 40-year-old member asked:
How long should it take me to get back to work after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Shawn Hennigan answered
26 years experience in 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 short, and recovery of function can be relatively rapid (2-3 mos). If a repair of some kind is required (cuff repair, labrum repair), sling is usually worn for 6 weeks, and total recovery can be upwards of 6 months or more.
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
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