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What is the usual recovery after an arthroscopic bankart lesion repair?
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
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In brief: 12 Weeks
On average, complete recovery is about 12 weeks.
It depends a lot on your participation in physical therapy and the type of activities you do. Many patients are resume normal activities in about 6 weeks, but need to continue therapy to strengthen the shoulder and perform repetitive overhead maneuvers. Athletes who are put in stressed positions, need to continue strengthening during their career.

In brief: 12 Weeks
On average, complete recovery is about 12 weeks.
It depends a lot on your participation in physical therapy and the type of activities you do. Many patients are resume normal activities in about 6 weeks, but need to continue therapy to strengthen the shoulder and perform repetitive overhead maneuvers. Athletes who are put in stressed positions, need to continue strengthening during their career.
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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 3-4 months
Unless you are a high-level throwing athlete (ie.
High-school, college, pro pitcher, basketball player or qb). It typically takes 8 weeks for the lesion to heal and then it is a matter of working out the stiffness in your shoulder, improving rom and strength. For the high level patient often it can be 6-8 months or more, especially if you are a baseball pitcher.

In brief: 3-4 months
Unless you are a high-level throwing athlete (ie.
High-school, college, pro pitcher, basketball player or qb). It typically takes 8 weeks for the lesion to heal and then it is a matter of working out the stiffness in your shoulder, improving rom and strength. For the high level patient often it can be 6-8 months or more, especially if you are a baseball pitcher.
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