Question - Shoulder Surgery (SLAP and Rotator Cuff Repair)

by chris
(san francisco, ca USA)

I recently had arthroscopic surgery on my dominant shoulder, with the following diagnoses: 1. Labrum Tear SLAP Lesion "9 o'clock - 3 o'clock".

2. Full thickness tear to supraspinatus tendon.

Procedures performed were debridement, repair of Labrum and Rotator Cuff with sutures/anchors and subacromial decompression.

My questions are: which of the 2 injuries would be considered "worse", absent the other injury and when can I expect to return to work w/o restrictions with aggressive Physical Therapy? (I am a Firefighter for a large, busy city department)

Thanks for your assistance.

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