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How bad is rotator cuff surgery?
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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vishal Shah
Dr. Vishal Shah
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.com/Rotator-Cuff-Tear.htm
Dr. Mark Gujer
Agree! I just had both sides done this year and am doing great. Consider a nerve block from anesthesia. It really helps with the transition home the first day. I had zero narcotics for pain until 26 hrs after surgery. Take rehab seriously.
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