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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Recovery from Arthroscopic Knee Repair Surgery

Recovery times vary depending on each person’s circumstance. Age, injury, health status and the ability and commitment to follow through with physical therapy will all impact healing time. However, it is important to understand that it may take many months to feel better. Arthroscopic knee repair in minimally invasive surgery uses local or spinal anesthesia, small incisions and offers less bleeding with faster healing times and less damage to soft tissue. Arthroscopy is often an outpatient procedure. ACL reconstruction and meniscus tear repairs are often done together, arthroscopically. The orthopedic specialists at Orthopedic Specialists North County are experts in arthroscopic […]

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Spine Surgery Recovery

Recovery is necessary to allow time for your tissues to heal. Recovery from any spine surgery depends on the patient’s level of fitness and activity before surgery. Age, weight, physical condition, diet and a healthy lifestyle all contribute to the length of recovery after surgery. Length of recovery will depend on the extent of the patient’s surgery. In the first weeks at home, you will be tired. The prescription is rest. Walking will be initiated the day after surgery and continue throughout your rehabilitation. In the early days, patients should resume a regular diet and seek to restore normal bathroom […]

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Lumbar Laminectomy

Every year more than 700,000 Americans seek surgery for back pain. Training before surgery can speed up your recovery. What is a laminectomy? It is surgery of the lumbar spine to decompress the spinal nerves in the lower back to relieve hip and leg pain caused by spinal stenosis, including sciatica. This procedure is also appropriate to remove bone spurs and ligaments that are pinching nerves and causing pain; for herniated discs causing leg pain, and for a slipped vertebra. It is the most common type of back surgery. The goal is to widen the spinal canal to alleviate pressure […]

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