A 47-year-old female asked:
5 weeks after rotator cuff surgery my shoulder wants to freeze up and is very inflammed. why?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Roger Palutsis answered
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Need PT: Most surgeons recommend physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery to help with motion and guide the success of a repair. Sounds like you may be developing a frozen shoulder. I would check back with your surgeon sooner than later.
Answered on Sep 16, 2017
Dr. Audie Rolnick answered
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not uncommon: If shoulder is stiffening up requires more aggressive pt to maintain and regain range of motion. Can get inflammed and painful post-op which can lead to frozen shoulder. Usually at 5 weeks can still be worked out with pt.
Answered on Sep 3, 2018
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