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How long will it take me to get back to work after having arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Relatively quickly

Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work.
However, recovery also depends on the findings of the surgery, any procedures performed during arthroscopy, and complications. Your type of work will also dictate if you can return to full duty (baseball pitcher will take longer than a secretary).

In brief: Relatively quickly

Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work.
However, recovery also depends on the findings of the surgery, any procedures performed during arthroscopy, and complications. Your type of work will also dictate if you can return to full duty (baseball pitcher will take longer than a secretary).
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Dr. Mark Deitch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on your job

Your recovery time will depend on what what kind of work you do and the type of surgery you have.
For example, repair of a rotator cuff requires a longer recovery than a simple decompression (or removal of bone spurs). If you have a relatively sedentary office job, you probably can return to work within 1-2 weeks in most cases. If your job requires heavy liftiing, it will take much longer.

In brief: Depends on your job

Your recovery time will depend on what what kind of work you do and the type of surgery you have.
For example, repair of a rotator cuff requires a longer recovery than a simple decompression (or removal of bone spurs). If you have a relatively sedentary office job, you probably can return to work within 1-2 weeks in most cases. If your job requires heavy liftiing, it will take much longer.
Dr. Mark Deitch
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