It is variable depending on the procedure done. It varies from simple scopes of 6 weeks, to rotator cuff repairs of 4 months. Individuals also respond very differently to surgery. Some recover much quicker without apparent reason. A good part of the recovery process is also a shoulder and shoulder blade exercise program to better support the shoulder after surgery.
Answered Jul 8, 2018
This depends on the procedures performed, but most people are able to return to most of their activities at 8 weeks. People are typically working with physical therapy for 6-8 weeks after surgery. People involved in heavy labor may take 3 months to return to work. Some people will still have gradual improvements 6-12 months after surgery.
Answered Aug 11, 2019
Shoulder arthroscopy is a well tolerated outpatient surgery with a rapid recovery time. Depending on what needs to be done, most people are in therapy by 2 weeks after surgery and very functional by 6 weeks. Complete recovery may take 3-4 months.
Answered Jul 17, 2019
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