After the Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
In the Recovery Room:
After the surgery, you will be shifted to the recovery room where you will be able to meet your relatives. You will be observed by the doctors in the recovery room for about 1 hour. Oral fluids will be given to you 4 hours after the surgery; soft diet will be provided late in the evening. You will be discharged after 7 pm the same day.
You will be put in arm pouch or a Shoulder external rotation brace. In case of a Bankart Repair or a Rotator Cuff Repair the arm pouch or external rotation brace will be worn by you for at least 3 weeks.
You will be explained the post-operative rehabilitation program by Dr. Amyn Rajani and his team of physiotherapists.
Patients usually recover from Shoulder Arthroscopy much faster than they recovery from traditional Open Shoulder Surgery.
Your next visit to Dr. Amyn Rajani will be on day 15, where clips will be removed.
You will be shown pendulum exercises.
Proper rehabilitation will start at around 3 weeks with a team of physiotherapist from the clinic.
Expect to get full range of movement by 6 weeks and strength by 9 weeks after surgery.