Chinese Association of Idaho State University (CAISU)
Pain management is an important part of rotatorArctic Blast cuff recovery after surgery Rotator cuff surgery involves the release of scar tissue and suturing rotator cuff tears When surgery is complete, an injection of strong pain medication may be given This is usually good for a few days Then oral pain medication is usually enough to handle the pain.
Getting the shoulder moving as soon as possible after surgery is an important part of rotator cuff recovery to insure that scar tissue does not form again. A continuous passive motion machine may be used in the recovery room right after surgery. Before the patient leaves the hospital, he will be taught exercises that will help with range of motion in the shoulder. Exercises that include stretching the shoulder forward and out to the side will prevent stiffness and adhesions from re-forming in the shoulder.
The physician will direct you on how much or little to use the arm directly after surgery. It will take time to heal because of the incision, cutting of the scar tissue and suturing tendons. They need to heal before pushing the repaired tendons.Following surgery, every day activities will be extremely difficult. These include activities such as dressing and driving. There will be a need for assistance for approximately three months. Lifting anything during this time will be restricted. The patient should lift no more than a cup of coffee during this time period.
As long as there is help at home, the patient can usually go home following surgery. Rotator cuff recovery can take many months in restoring comfort and movement to the shoulder.Rotator cuff recovery can be slowed by smoking, poor eating habits and cortisone. It usually will take a diabetic longer to heal and they may experience some additional scar tissue.