When can I play golf after shoulder replacement?
Will I be able to play basketball or golf after shoulder replacement surgery? Yes. You will be able to play basketball and golf at the end of your rehabilitation time, or about 12 weeks after surgery.
Can you play golf with a reverse shoulder replacement?
Patients are able to return to golf after shoulder replacement, at an overall rate of 74%, including a rate of 93% for patients with anatomic TSA and 56% for patients with RTSA.
How long after surgery can you play golf?
Usually by 16 weeks after surgery patients can return to a full round of golf. If a patient at any time experiences a flare-up of symptoms they should put their regimen on hold for at least 4 weeks and then begin back at step 1 with strength and flexibility exercises.
How long does it take to fully recover from shoulder replacement surgery?
Many times, it takes from three to six months for the shoulder to heal. Regaining full strength and range of motion can take up to a year.
What are the limitations after shoulder replacement?
Typically, the boundaries have been set by the surgeon, with many patients cautioned or even prohibited from overhead sports, weight training, or heavy work responsibilities. A typical set of guidelines may include no repetitive overhead sports, except for recreational swimming, and no lifting over 20 pounds.
Can I have an MRI after shoulder replacement?
It should be noted that there is no absolute contraindication to MRI for these patients with shoulder prostheses (even with older prostheses).
Can you have both shoulders replaced at once?
Many patients have bilateral disease (both sides right and left), and I have performed a number of bilateral (double) shoulder replacement surgeries. Typically we do one side first (either the dominant arm or the more painful side) and then come back anywhere from six weeks to four months to do the other side.
Can I play softball after shoulder replacement?
Most athletes can return to play after 4-6 months of solid recovery time that includes rest, physical therapy, and a gradual progression toward full movement. While you may want the process to go more quickly, allowing for gradual healing and return to play gives you a better outcome.
How long after back fusion surgery can I play golf?
Most surgeons indicated they would allow patients to return to golf at 6 months after lumbar fusion; however, shorter times were recommended for competitive golfers.
Can golf cause herniated disc?
Treating Back Pain from Golf
Repeated and extreme movements can potentially cause disc injuries, including disc herniation or a ruptured disc.