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I had shoulder surgery a couple days ago, when will i be ready to work out again?

Cannot say: This is not a question that can be easily answered. The specifics of a patient's aftercare is dictated by the specifics of your case. The person who is most familiar with your case is your orthopedic surgeon. Therefore, your orthopedic surgeon's answer to this question is the most valid. ...Read more

Shoulder Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic or open procedures to the glenohumeral joint, acromiolclavicular joint, rotator cuff, glenoid labrum, proximal ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: shoulder surgery?

What is the definition or description of: shoulder surgery?

Shoulder Procedure: Any intervention that breaks the skin's natural protective barrier against foreign invaders may be technically considered a surgical procedure. Most people think of surgery where an open incision is made but increasingly many complex repairs can now be performed without a large incision (arthroscopy or key hole surgery) http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-surgery.Htm. ...Read more

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When does someone absolutely need to have shoulder surgery?

When does someone absolutely need to have shoulder surgery?

An infection: If you develop a shoulder infection you need to have it drained and the best way if surgical arthroscopy. If you have recurrent shoulder dislocations or a symptomatic rotator cuff tear and you are under sixty you should highly consider having surgery. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to get a waiver for the army because of a shoulder surgery.?

How difficult is it to get a waiver for the army because of a shoulder surgery.?

Shoulder surgery: All you need is a current exam that fines you in good health and stable recovered shoulder ...Read more

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I just had major shoulder surgery and now nothing tastes right or good. Will my tastes return to normal anytime soon?

I just had major shoulder surgery and now nothing tastes right or good. Will my tastes return to normal anytime soon?

Yes maybe not soon: Although altered sense of taste and/or smell is an uncommon side effect of general anesthesia, it CAN occur. The anesthetic propofol is the most common anesthetic culprit. (In Michael Jackson's case, it sadly altered his sense of common sense). With time, the anesthesia and its metabolites will clear out and your taste sensation will return. If it's not back in 14 days, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems after shoulder surgery..?

What to do if I have problems after shoulder surgery..?

You must call: your provider. He/she is the one to address this issue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems after my shoulder surgery..?

What to do if I have problems after my shoulder surgery..?

Consult your surgeon: The first person you should turn to if you have problems after your shoulder surgery should be your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could exercise after shoulder surgery?

Can you tell me how I could exercise after shoulder surgery?

Depends: The exercise program depends on what surgery you had. I should be designed by a therapist to a prescription from your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the general recovery time from a shoulder surgery?

What is the general recovery time from a shoulder surgery?

Depends on the surg: There are a very large number of different shoulder surgeries so recovery time absolutely cannot be determined as a single time for all shoulder surgery. For many ligament and tendon repairs around the shoulder, most patients are able to return to their work and recreational activities by 6 months. Your surgeon can best tell you the expected recovery time for any procedures that they recommend. ...Read more

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How can I speed up shoulder surgery recovery?

How can I speed up shoulder surgery recovery?

Quit smoking: Recovery from shoulder surgery can be improved by not smoking which delays wound healing. Diabetics must maintain their blood sugars at appropriate levels. Patients must follow physical therapy and home exercise programs exactly. Proper nutrition is important. Cold therapy (ice) machines have been shown to significantly improve pain levels as well. ...Read more

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