What happens at 3 months after rotator cuff surgery?
After spending up to three months without much use, the rotator cuff muscles have weakened and need to be strengthened in order to return to normal activity level. You will learn the proper exercises that focus directly on the specific muscles that need attention.
What happens at 10 weeks after rotator cuff surgery?
By around week 10-12 of your recovery you should be close to regaining full ROM in the shoulder – this is when strengthening exercises begin! You’ll be put through a series of exercises aimed at increasing shoulder strength, power, and endurance.
What can you do 7 weeks after rotator cuff surgery?
If this goes well, then the patient can increase functional activities as tolerated. Physical therapy exercises increase by adding active range of motion and strengthening as tolerated.
What happens at 9 weeks after rotator cuff surgery?
For the first 6-8 weeks after surgery, your surgeon will ask you to wear a sling to protect the repaired tendons. The next phase of recovery, from 8-12 weeks after the surgery, is focused on getting the shoulder to move normally again, while still not doing any lifting that could pull apart the repair.
What happens at 6 months after rotator cuff surgery?
Approximately 4-6 months after rotator cuff repair, you can expect to complete the rehabilitation process. Your exact shoulder surgery recovery timeline will depend on a combination of factors, including the severity of your rotator cuff injury and the speed at which your body naturally heals.
When do you start PT after rotator cuff surgery?
You should start formal physical therapy with a therapist seven to ten days after your surgery. Typically we recommend that you see a therapist twice a week, but sometimes it is less and sometimes it is more depending upon your particular surgery.
How long do you need physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?
Rotator cuff surgery recovery usually consists of immobilizing the shoulder in a sling for seven to ten days, physical therapy with passive and assisted motion for six weeks, followed by physical therapy with active motion for six weeks.
What happens at 14 weeks after rotator cuff surgery?
By 12-14 weeks, most patients have regained the majority of their passive motion and begin gentle strengthening that progresses over the next three months.
How long does it take to get full range of motion after rotator cuff surgery?
Conclusion: To acquire sufficient ROM in 2 years without high re-tear rate, a target FF of 120° and ER of 20° should be achieved within 3 months after surgery.
How long after rotator cuff surgery before you can lift your arm?
The sling is typically used for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. 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.