Do I need rotor cuff repair surgery?
Candidates for this procedure usually need to use their arm for heavy work or athletes, who after experiencing an injury on the shoulder experience consistent pain and weakness on their shoulder after an injury, that persists even after other forms of treatment.
Do I need to wear a sling?
Your doctor will inform you how much time you will need to wear it. Usually it is only needed for about four or six weeks, it all depends on your needs. Some of the exercises prescribed by your doctor might need you to remove the sling momentarily.
What precautions can I take after surgery?
Your doctor will inform you of all precautions after the surgery is over, all depends on your specific needs. Keeping your arm in the sling close to your body or putting something underneath your elbow when you lay on your back are common precautions.
When can I start practicing sports again?
This depends on the activity, some may require you to wait longer than others. Normally it could be around four or six months after surgery. We suggest consulting our top orthopedists to find out what your body needs and what’s best for you.
How long is the recovery period?
Recovery is different for everyone, times may vary. Most patients can return to a low intensity-working environment after two weeks, more strenuous activities will take longer, around four to six months.