Posted 3/4/2019 20:50 (#7359562 - in reply to #7359247) Subject: RE: Shoulder replacement
I was in an orthopedist's office with some time to kill and when I was pacing the floors I found a display listing the surgeries they do, how it is done and the projected recovery time. I was surprised to see the recovery time for shoulder replacement is half the recovery time for rotator surgery. After shoulder replacement the patient is supposed to start moving the shoulder right away. After rotator surgery the arm is not to be used in any way for three weeks and after that only under the supervision of a therapist. I had rotator surgery ten years ago and it turned out very well but it's a painful long recovery I don't want to repeat. I had a good friend who had shoulder replacement and he was happy with it. He never did get full range of motion back but he could sleep at night which is something he couldn't do before the surgery.