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Doctor insights on: Range Of Motion Exercises For Post Rotator Cuff Surgery

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Had rotator cuff surgery oct. 22 then got frozen shoulder its been 6 months still pain and not all motion range is back?

Had rotator cuff surgery oct. 22 then got frozen shoulder its been 6 months still pain and not all motion range is back?

Get 2nd opinion: Arthroscopic rc repair is a common procedure.'frozen shoulder' is a condition that can occur after repair or may have started earlier... If you are still having significant pain (on hydrocodone), loss of motion and don't seem to be improving then a 2nd opinion is never a bad idea. Try to see a board certified ors w/ sub specialty interest in shoulder surgery (if possible). Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Allen Lu
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Rotator Cuff Repair (Definition)

Rotator cuff repair is performed by reattaching to bone the important tendons of the shoulder that provide specific refined motion and function of the shoulder: forward flexion, elevation away from the side of the body, and internal/external rotation of the arm while at the ...Read more


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Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more

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I recently had rotator cuff surgery. I also have chronic neck and back pain. I'm a diabetic and need to exercise. Walking hurts my back and no swimming?

I recently had rotator cuff surgery. I also have chronic neck and back pain. I'm a diabetic and need to exercise. Walking hurts my back and no swimming?

Start simple: Starting simple is the key. Although walking may hurt your back, you have to start simple and build up to longer and longer walks. It will strengthen your back and help with fitness and make you feel better. Swimming is dependent on what your surgeon tells you. Usually 2 weeks is a time we tell our patients before swimming, but you need to check with your surgeon who can guide your activity best. ...Read more

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I have significant dcarvtissue twelve weeks post rotator cuff surgery. Will ART help? Anything else? The dr is talking about going back in but I don't

I have significant dcarvtissue twelve weeks post rotator cuff surgery. Will ART help? Anything else? The dr is talking about going back in but I don't

Scar tissue?: Don't really understand the question. Have you developed a 'frozen shoulder' 3 months following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair? ART? (PT? Manipulation?, injection?) please clarify your question and avoid abbreviations if possible and I'll try to answer. Thanks! ...Read more

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Partial palm, 4th, and fifth digit tingling began 10 weeks post rotator cuff surgery. 6 weeks later no change. What is the connection? What to do?

Brachial plexus: The shoulder joint is nearby the brachial plexus, and perhaps some nerve stretching occurred, during rehab, but the problem might be at the elbow instead. Either way sounds in an ulnar nerve location. An EMG might help. See your doctor, as there very likely is some connection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be in pain nine weeks after rotator cuff surgery?

Is it normal to still be in pain nine weeks after rotator cuff surgery?

Depends: Would speak to your surgeon to see why you may still be hurting, but you may still be healing from your surgery. ...Read more

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How many months of rehab do I have to do after rotator cuff surgery?

My patients: Have 4 weeks of homehealth and then 8 weeks of outpatient. Followed by a home therapy program. ...Read more

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What is the usual response to rehabilitation after rotator cuff surgery?

What is the usual response to rehabilitation after rotator cuff surgery?

Rotator cuff: Active-assisted and passive range of motion exercises are typically started at home at two weeks post-operatively. Six weeks is when formal physical therapy starts with strengthening gradually and continued range of motion exercises. It is painful, but important to stay with it. You're pretty young for a rotator cuff tear. Are you the patient? ...Read more

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Rotator cuff surgery? Who does it for shoulder pain?

Rotator cuff surgery? Who does it for shoulder pain?

Go to orthopedc surg: How dose do that or sport medicne surgeon. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after rotator cuff surgery?

Rotator cuff repair: Surgery to re-attach a torn rotator cuff tendon typically takes 6 weeks for preliminary healing of tendon to bone. At 6 weeks, the sling is discontinued. Physical therapy is helpful initially to regain range of motion of the shoulder. Once rom has been restored, aditional pt to regain strength and function. By 6 months, most patients are pretty functional. Full recovery 9-12 months. Good luck! ...Read more

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How come I am having bicep spasms after rotator cuff surgery?

Biceps close by: The most common rotator cuff tendon torn is the supraspiatus tendon. It runs very close to the long head of biceps tendon in your shoulder. So, the tendon can irritated and spasm after 'rotator cuff repair'. This is common and usually normal. It is also generally a temporary phenemenon. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much could you move your arm following rotator cuff surgery?

Follow: Your shoulder surgeon's instructions. I usually limit motion for 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Torn rotator cuff surgery & diabetes, how much longer to recover?

Torn rotator cuff surgery & diabetes, how much longer to recover?

Let me explain: Diabetes is a multisystem disorder that affects the wound healing process.
Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is important as hyperglycaemia has been correlated with impaired wound healing (senior, 2000). In order to optimise wound-healing potential, patients should be encouraged to achieve target levels for glycated haemoglobin and sugar level. ...Read more

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How much can you move your arm following rotator cuff surgery done?

How much can you move your arm following rotator cuff surgery done?

Rest: This is an answer best asked of your surgeon. Every surgeon has different protocols and different philosophies about motion after rotator cuff repairs. The rotator cuff pulls against the repair even when you sit in a sling/immobilizer completely braced. So it will never be completely protected. Some surgeons want physical therapy right away to keep motion. Others will wait 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Side effects of metal shaving left in shoulder from rotator cuff surgery?

Side effects of metal shaving left in shoulder from rotator cuff surgery?

It depends: The shoulder has many moving parts. If the metal is contained in the bone or is sequestered in fibrotic scar tissue, then it shouldn't be a problem. If its in the joint or a tendon sheath, it could be a source of pain and irritation. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a rotator cuff repair surgery on the left shoulder?

What can I expect from a rotator cuff repair surgery on the left shoulder?

Rest: A rotator cuff repair takes the torn end of the rotator cuff tendon and reattaches it to the bone with anchors and or sutures. The repair takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours. A period of rest after the surgery allows the tendon end to heal back to the bone. This can take between 6-12 weeks. Typically, you are given some rest, followed by gentle exercises for motion and strength. ...Read more

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Is massage good four months after a rotator cuff surgery? I stay tight all the time.

Is massage good four months after a rotator cuff surgery? I stay tight all the time.

It can't hurt: As long as the massage therapist is not trying to manipulate the joint then a massage should not be able to hurt the surgical repair. Talk to your surgeon if you have specific questions. ...Read more

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5 weeks after rotator cuff surgery my shoulder wants to freeze up and is very inflammed. Why?

5 weeks after rotator cuff surgery my shoulder wants to freeze up and is very inflammed. Why?

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. ...Read more

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How do I massage out knots in my forearm after rotator cuff surgery and retyinng of ligamentns?

How do I massage out knots in my forearm after rotator cuff surgery and retyinng of ligamentns?

Gently: Gently massage them out. This should not affect the outcome of your surgery. Your therapist may be able to help you with this as well. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have had open rotator cuff surgery and 2 anchors installed on my right shoulder, how long should I wait to have the left one done?

Wait until full func: Wait until you have full or near full function of this shoulder first. Typically around three months, but could be longer. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my hand to swell after my rotator cuff surgery?

Is it normal for my hand to swell after my rotator cuff surgery?

Yes-quickly subsides: The combination of internal tissue pressure from arthroscopy fluid used at surgery and immobilization in a brace can lead to temporary postoperative swelling that includes the hand. The swelling from the arthroscopy fluid usually subsides in hours. The residual swelling from immobilization in a brace should continue to diminish steadily within days. Elbow, wrist and hand motion helps (if allowed). ...Read more

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Is swelling of the hand normal after rotator cuff surgery?

Is swelling of the hand normal after rotator cuff surgery?

It can be...: Just like swelling in the foot after knee or hip surgery. It can happen and should go away as time goes by. ...Read more

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Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Not exactly: You can learn more about rotator cuff repair surgery here: http://theshouldercenter. Com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair. Htm
I would recommend you pick a surgeon that performs the surgery you need hundreds of times a year. Learn more here: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read more

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Can you still powerlift after rotator cuff surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff surgery can you explain the procedure to me?

Rotator cuff surgery can you explain the procedure to me?

Arthroscopic repair: The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that coalesce together to form a cuff. Usually the supraspinatus tendon is the one that's torn. It's repaired to the bone where it belongs to an area called the greater tuberosity, with suture anchors. The surgery he's usually done arthroscopically. Depending on the size of the tear it can take about an hour to 1 1/2 hours to perform surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more