Shoulder Surgery Recovery

Recovery from shoulder surgery depends on the patient’s health before surgery, the extent of damage, and the difficulty of the surgery. The recovery process is generally the same regardless of the surgical procedure – arthroscopic or open shoulder surgery. Because your shoulders perform most all daily activities from brushing your teeth to getting dressed, they are in constant use. Healing from shoulder surgery generally requires on average six months, including a period of mandatory rest and immobility before active rehabilitation to restore range of motion and function. Immobilization of the shoulder allows the cartilage, tendon or ligament to begin healing. […]


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