Ac joint resection is an arthroscopic procedure, typically done for ac pain.
Recovery is fairly quick, typically less then 3 months.Reconstruction of the ac joint is done for separation. It requires ligament healing, prolonged sling wear (6 weeks), and pt. Full recovery typically 6 months or more. For both, most pain in 1st week or so requires oral narcotic
. After this, pain med use is episodic.