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Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery Timeline
One year after rotator cuff surgery it seems an anchor has dislodged is repair and recovery as bad as original surgery? Work is very phys. Demanding
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
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
Time off varies: Surgery is typically outpatient takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Recovery is 3-4 months. If you have a relatively sedentary job you can be back to work in a matter of days or weeks in a sling. IF you have a labor intensive job it will be difficult to work unless you can find light duty. You can typically drive once you are off pain meds and out of the sling which varies from 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
I had rotator cuff surgery in 1998. Now when I lift it just work it cracks all the time. Did I undo the surgery?
This is my second rotator cuff surgery on the same shoulder in the last 7 months. What is the chance this could happen a third time...?
Depends on why: Most common reason for failure is technical followed by poor tissue. Many variables that should be checked to determine why first one failed need to discuss with your surgeon or get a second opinion by fellowship trained shoulder specialist. ...Read more
On 6/12 I had rotator cuff surgery for full tear in 2 tendons. Doc thinks I re-tore it. Surgery will be more difficult a 2nd time. Why is this?
Because: After surgery, will develop lot of scar tissue and adhesions to adjacent tissues, normal tissue planes are masked and scar tissue to scar tissue stitches will not hold as with out scar (first surgery) most likely your surgeon will do tests like MRI may be additional physiotherapy before reoperation Speak to your surgeon ...Read more
If a patient has rotator cuff surgery and bicep tendion tear surgery in the same day what is the expected time off work? Patient also had complication upon waking up from surgery. Patient woke up with elevated blood glucose levels of more than 300 and ha
I have had 2 rotator cuff repair surgeries and each time during pt it was retorn. Now its worse than ever. Now what!
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. ...Read more
Hurts @ pm: Most rotator cuff tears in your relatively young age group will cause pain w/ overhead activities, throwing etc. If you really have a tear pain @ night is ver common. Pain when moving your arm away from your body is typical. Occasionsionally weakness ofyour arm in certain positions can be appreciated. A good physical exam can differentiate other shoulder problems.MRI can confirm if well done. ...Read more
$5500: As dr. Coats has indicated, it does depend on many factors, and the amounts that get paid are often much less than are charged. In the U.S., cash rates are now around $5500, which should include facility fee, surgeon fee, anesthesia fee, and an average number of implants. The price obviously depends on location, type of rotator cuff repair, and severity. ...Read more
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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
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
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
Rotator Cuff Surgery: This varies from doctor to doctor and also depends on the severity of the tear. It is generally accepted that initially you should avoid any active range of motion of the shoulder, while often passive range is allowed much sooner. After appropriate rest, pt will gradually help you regain range of motion, and then later strengthening exercises will be added. Expect 3-6 months for recovery. ...Read more
A realistic goal-: -6mos 2 get motion and strength back requires dedicated PT daily work @ home. Ur shoulder will never B as before but with a lot of early work on passive ROM, @ 5-6 wks gentle act/assist exercise, supervised, then gradually active 4 strength, again supervised. By 8-12 wks U have 2 continue to push 4 ROM & strength. By 6 mo any improvement comes very slowly. ...Read more
6 months: All our patients are treated arthroscopically despite the size of the rot. Cuff tear. Almost all our patients are 'released' @ 6 months post-op. This means they can return to full activitites. Some people continue to improve their strength up until 1 yr. Post-op...Sling use is generally for the first 4 weeks after surgery and rehab can last 4-10 wks. Depending on size and chronicity of tear. Gl! ...Read more
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