In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of being prepared for your surgery and made sure to give you tips on things to do prior to the big day. In this post, we are going to discuss a topic that seldom gets talked about…Post Surgery Depression. While many doctors fail to warn patients about the risk of post-surgery depression, it is something that you need to know as it can happen in all patients, whether the surgery was big or small.
Like all things in life, the best thing you can do for success, is to be prepared. This proves to be true for anything from making a meal to prepping for surgery. With 2019 right around the corner, you may have a big surgery scheduled, and we want to share some tips on how to be both mentally and physically prepped whether you are dealing with the most basic to the most extreme surgery around.
In a recent post, we talked about some of the necessary steps to take when recovering from surgery. Today we will talk about what happens at home, following your procedure.
Recovering from a recent surgery is never an easy feat but knowing how to tackle the recovery process will make it go by a whole lot easier. Rotator cuff and labral repair surgery usually requires being in a sling for three to six weeks. In most cases, patients will be able to go back to moving actively at six weeks post-surgery and patients who plan ahead and make a few changes at home will have an easier time recovering. Like most things in life…preparation is key. It’s in your best interest to obtain a few items to ensure you are comfortable, and practicing personal hygiene with the non-affected arm is a must to move your recovery along with ease. Your best bet is to focus on the following three areas: