How long after labrum surgery can I move my arm?
It requires about 6 to 8 weeks to heal to the bone. During that time the less stress you put across the shoulder, the more likely it is for the labrum to heal. You will be allowed to move the arm gently with assistance. This is called passive motion, where the other arm or someone else helps move the operative arm.
How soon after shoulder surgery can I move my arm?
You should not do any reaching, lifting, pushing, or pulling with your shoulder during the first six weeks after surgery. You should not reach behind your back with the operative arm. You may remove your arm from the sling to bend and straighten your elbow and to move your fingers several times a day.
Can I move my arm after shoulder surgery?
You will not have complete use of your affected arm for a few months after surgery. You can use your affected arm for writing, eating, or drinking, but move it only at the elbow or wrist. Do not use it for anything else except prescribed exercises until the sling has been removed.
Can you lift your arm with a torn labrum?
Labral tears are often treated with rest, over-the-counter medications, and physical therapy. If you have a Bankart tear, your doctor (or even your coach or trainer) may be able to pop your upper arm back into place. This should be followed by physical therapy.
Is it easy to Retear labrum after surgery?
A torn labrum can usually be repaired with suture anchors during hip arthroscopy. Once the labrum has been repaired and all bony impingement has been corrected there is a very small chance that the labrum will re-tear.
What can you not do after labrum surgery?
You may not soak in a bathtub or go swimming until your sutures have been removed and your incisions are well healed. You should remove your sling/immobilizer to shower, but if you had a repair, you must keep your arm at your side. It may be helpful to sleep in a recliner initially after your surgery.
What is the most painful shoulder surgery?
Rotator cuff repair is the most painful surgery in the first postoperative days. The main risk factor for pain is a work related accident or occupational disease, associated with higher VAS values from D1 to 1 year and greater morphine intake.
Is popping normal after shoulder surgery?
Noises that are associated with pain may indicate damage to the surfaces of the joint. Such cracks and clicks may be due to tears in labrum, which may snap over the other structures as the arm moves.