Understanding Your Shoulder Surgery
injuries end up requiring shoulder surgery. Rotator cuff tears, labral
tears, dislocations, and others often need surgery in order to recover
surgeries involving the shoulder are either arthroscopic or open procedures
Open procedures are much more common in the shoulder than they are in
The important thing to remember
about surgeries is that they often are the last resort.
tears, impingement syndrome, and even shoulder instability is treated
conservatively first. The goal is to avoid surgery if at all possible.
a shoulder injury, you are very likely to go through several weeks or
months of rehab in order to determine if surgery is really necessary.
Surgery on the shoulder does have some special
considerations that you need to be aware of. Many procedures require an
immobilization period in order for the surgery to be successful. This
means you will be wearing a sling for a few days to a few weeks.
thing to remember is that the shoulder is very prone to "freezing up"
after a surgery. So, make sure that you follow through with your rehab
in order to get all of your range of motion back.
like most sports injury surgeries, rehabilitation is vital for
full recovery. Even minor surgeries like a shoulder scope need a little
bit of rehab for the best result.
are links to some of the most common surgical procedures for shoulder
arthroscopy is a common shoulder surgery used to treat many different
to treat impingement syndrome, this is a common arthroscopic procedure.Rotator
Arthroscopic or open procedure used to
repair a torn rotator cuff.Labral
This procedure repairs the labram, or
cartilage, of the
shoulder and can be performed arthroscopically or open.Shoulder
Capsule Reconstruction (Coming Soon)
This procedure repairs
capsule and is treatment for an unstable shoulder, or shoulder