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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you still powerlift after rotator cuff surgery?

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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 more likely to incur a re-tear than most patients, because of the immense forces on the rotator cuff, associated with powerlifting.
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
I agree: This also depends on the time frame post op. Your physical therapist will be able to give you an accurate time line as to when you may begin this.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How bad is rotator cuff surgery?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Not too bad!!!: Although all surgeries can involve some initial pain and discomfort, rotator cuff repair surgery can be done very safely these days and with minimal risk. Although some tears can be challenging to repair, recovery time and therapy that goes along with it are generally well tolerated. An experienced surgeon with high skill with arthroscopic techniques can usually achieve excellent clinical results.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Mar 20, 2013
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Agree! I just had both sides done this year and am doing great. Consider a nerve block from anesthesia. It really helps with the transition home the first day. I had zero narcotics for pain until 26 hrs after surgery. Take rehab seriously.
Mar 20, 2013
A 33-year-old member asked:

What should be the cost of rotator cuff surgery?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Hard to say.: It depends on many things. There is a charge from the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and the hospital/outpatient surgery center. There is the cost of implants used for the repair. The better question is what does everyone get paid? Most of the time the insurance companies will only pay so much for a particular procedure. If someone is paying cash, they can negotiate a price ahead of time.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What's a rotator cuff surgery like?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Worth doing: The rotator cuff is a group of 4 tendons that serve a very important role in shoulder function. Tears of the rotator cuff do not heal on their own. Surgery is usually necessary if tears are causing pain & dysfunction. The state of the art is arthroscopic repair. Surgery is outpatient, takes about an hour, & pain levels are not so bad. Healing rates around 60 to 80%.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is it like to have rotator cuff surgery?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
We repair RC: Tears with a camera and miniature tools in a procedure called arthroscopy. Arthroscopy has become the primary means of fixing rotator cuffs. A sport medicine or shoulder orthopaedist can help you with this. Surgery is typically outpatient takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. You are in a sling for 4-6 weeks. Motion is gained the first 6 weeks and then we focus on strengthening. Recovery is 3-4 months.

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