Top
10
Doctor insights on: Shoulder Impingement Surgery

Share
1

1
What is surgery time for shoulder impingement surgery?

What is surgery time for shoulder impingement surgery?

1hr to scope: Typically this arthroscopic procedure takes about an hour and can be done with a combination of regional/general anesthetic. The inflamed bursa and bone spurs are removed. Therapy starts about 2 weeks after surgery and full recovery is 3-4 months. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
How long to recover from shoulder impingement surgery?

How long to recover from shoulder impingement surgery?

2-3 months: 2-3 months for complete recovery. If cuff repair performed at same surgery, then 4-6 months for complete recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
1 other doctor agreed:
3

3
Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

4

4
What type of recovery for shoulder impingement surgery?

What type of recovery for shoulder impingement surgery?

Diagnosis Dependent: Although shoulder impingement is a very common diagnosis, you may be interested to learn that the commonly held belief by many patients and surgeons that a "spur" is cutting into the rotator cuff is not the most current thinking. So make sure you are comfortable you have the correct diagnosis before considering shoulder surgery. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2010. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Having shoulder impingement surgery leaves you out of action for how long?

About 3 months: When done arthroscopicaly, recovery is very rapid. Usually, therapy will start 2 weeks after surgery. As long as the rotator cuff does not need to be repaired, most are able to use there arm in a month. By three months, most people are back to normal activities. The surgery involves removal of the inflamed bursal tissue and osteophytes called an acromioplasty. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

7

7
I have booked in for shoulder impingement surgery. Have been reading some negative comments online re: pain and problems long-term post-op. What can i?

I have booked in for shoulder impingement surgery. Have been reading some negative comments online re: pain and problems long-term post-op. What can i?

Not common: Discuss with the surgeon. Let him go over MRI pictures with you and what he is doing, what you need to do and expected timeline. Be informed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Pain brings me to tears. The shoulder sits stiff and still. A stretch. Salvation. ...See more

10

10
Should surgery be performed for a shoulder impingement condition?

Should surgery be performed for a shoulder impingement  condition?

Shoulder impingement: Last option should be surgery. Physical therapy for posture principles for neck and shoulder as well as scapular stabilizer muscle and rotator cuff muscle strengthening. This should reestablish the normal scapulohumeral motion and eliminate impingement. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers