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: