A 39-year-old member asked:
how long does the pain persist receiving arthroscopic shoulder surgery?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Some surgeries can be painful for a while. Others are much less painful. Rotator cuff surgeries tend to cause more pain than instability repairs. If you are concerned, speak to your surgeon about specific strategies to cope with, and effectively treat, your postoperative pain. Combining blocks with short and long acting narcotic pain, as well as use of cold therapy are all utilized. Good luck!
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Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
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Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Diagnosis?: This really depends on the exact diagnosis and the repairs that are performed. In general, however, the worst pain from shoulder surgery lasts the first 2-3 days following surgery and improves significantly from there.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2017
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