Shoulder surgery

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    Shoulder surgery

    Just had the shoulder scoped this morning. Was supposed to just to clean up bone spurs, arthritis and shave down part of the bone. It's been separated for 18 years and time to get it worked on.

    Well today in the surgery, the doc discovered I also had a torn rotator cuff, not too surprised. My question is what should I expect? We didn't really game plan for the rotator cuff, so I don't know what to expect are far as a time frame. Going into the surgery my time away from work was a ball park guess of around 8 weeks, I'm thinking that's going to be much longer now????

    Anyone had the procedure done before? Any advice on what to expect?
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    Depends on what type of work you do. If it's physical work, I would think anywhere from 4-8 more weeks. Office job, maybe 2 more.

    The physical therapy is painful.

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    The therapy for my scope wasn't pleasant. Bob Mangine and his wife stretched me like an Auntie Anne's employee.

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    Looks like 6 weeks in a sling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldweatherfan View Post
    Depends on what type of work you do. If it's physical work, I would think anywhere from 4-8 more weeks. Office job, maybe 2 more.

    The physical therapy is painful.





    No desk duty for this guy. I pretty have to be back in fighting shape before the doc will release me.


    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    Looks like 6 weeks in a sling.
    That's my concern and really taken back by the change in recovery. Going into it I was only supposed to sling it for a day or two and then start manipulating it. Frustrating to say the least but not like it's anyones fault. It is what it is.

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    Nothing more disappointing than having surgical expectations grow into something more. The good thing is you made the right decision in your medical team. They saw and knew the realities of what you needed to bring you back to 100%. Go luck with your rehab. You've got this sportsfan41. Down the road you are going to be very thankful.

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    Usually about 6 weeks, but can be faster, I had mine 2 years ago, it is better than ever. Will admit the first few times to therapy was a killer, but please do it and follow their advice, if they said do 20 reps I did 10 more. Absolutely had a terrific surgeon and very little pain, in fact I took three pain bills and that was to sleep, seems to be the biggest problem for awhile, getting comfortable with that sling on to sleep. But I am 100 per cent better, I coach high school softball and can honestly throw better and stronger than before surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allsport71 View Post
    Usually about 6 weeks, but can be faster, I had mine 2 years ago, it is better than ever. Will admit the first few times to therapy was a killer, but please do it and follow their advice, if they said do 20 reps I did 10 more. Absolutely had a terrific surgeon and very little pain, in fact I took three pain bills and that was to sleep, seems to be the biggest problem for awhile, getting comfortable with that sling on to sleep. But I am 100 per cent better, I coach high school softball and can honestly throw better and stronger than before surgery.
    That's great. Thanks for the feedback guys. I know Physical Therapy can be rough but I'm somewhat familiar with the range of motion/muscle loss problems, having had 3 ACL reconstructions.

    This is just a different animal and not something I was really expecting.

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