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How much pain is normal after shoulder replacement surgery?
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Shoulder replacement
Pain from the arthritis is often much better right away.
Pain from the surgery may be significant initially, but responds well to meds. Happiest patients in my practice.

In brief: Shoulder replacement
Pain from the arthritis is often much better right away.
Pain from the surgery may be significant initially, but responds well to meds. Happiest patients in my practice.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Significant
Shoulder replacements are associated with post-op pain which is the worst right after surgery but gets better over 2-6 weeks.
There are many ways that your pain can be alleviated including medications, nerve blocks, ice, positive imagery, etc. Talk to your surgeon about the details. Full recovery can take 3-6 months.

In brief: Significant
Shoulder replacements are associated with post-op pain which is the worst right after surgery but gets better over 2-6 weeks.
There are many ways that your pain can be alleviated including medications, nerve blocks, ice, positive imagery, etc. Talk to your surgeon about the details. Full recovery can take 3-6 months.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
In brief: A lot of pain unless
I normally suggest an interscalene regional block before the surgery even if you are asleep also.
You will receive much less anesthetic medication and won't need narcotics after the surgery. The block will last seven hours maybe 12 or more.

In brief: A lot of pain unless
I normally suggest an interscalene regional block before the surgery even if you are asleep also.
You will receive much less anesthetic medication and won't need narcotics after the surgery. The block will last seven hours maybe 12 or more.
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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