How long will my arm hurt after rotator cuff surgery?
This observation is supported by a study showing that in patients who have had rotator cuff surgery, strength in the shoulder muscles is not fully recovered until nine months after the surgery. As a result, it is normal to expect some continued symptoms of pain or soreness after rotator cuff surgery for several months.
Is it normal for your hand to swell after rotator cuff surgery?
Your hand and arm may also be swollen. This is normal and will start to get better in a few days. It will be several months before you have complete use of your shoulder and arm. When you have healed from surgery, you will need to build your strength and the motion of your joint with rehabilitation (rehab) exercises.
Is nerve pain normal after rotator cuff surgery?
Nerve injury: Many major nerves surround the shoulder joint, which means there is the potential for nerve injury during the surgery. Research has found just 1 to 2 percent of patients experience nerve damage during arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery.
Why does my hand tingle after rotator cuff surgery?
The anaesthetist may have given you a nerve block (an injection in your neck), to numb your shoulder and arm. This is to help control your pain. Therefore, it is normal to experience some numbness and tingling in your arm and fingers up to approximately 24 – 36 hours after surgery.
What is the most painful day after surgery?
Pain and swelling: Incision pain and swelling are often worst on day 2 and 3 after surgery. The pain should slowly get better during the next 1 to 2 weeks.
What percentage of rotator cuff surgeries are successful?
A review of reports describing outcome of rotator cuff repair assessed using imaging (MRI or ultrasound) shows a range of successful outcomes, between 5% and 90% (Tables 1-3), depending in part on the size of the original tear.
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.
Why does my neck hurt after rotator cuff surgery?
Neck stiffness does not only occur from an injury or trauma within the cervical region. It may also occur if a patient is recovering from a shoulder surgery or has been experiencing pain in the shoulder. Patients may experience pain or stiffness along the trapezius muscle or along the top of the shoulder.
What happens at 8 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.
When can I start using my hand after rotator cuff surgery?
With many rotator cuff surgeries, you wear a sling or immobilizer at all times for 4-6 weeks. During this time, you can move your hand, wrist, and fingers, but the full motion of your arm is limited.
Can I use my hand after rotator cuff surgery?
You may use your wrist, hand, and elbow for daily activities. This includes eating, shaving, dressing, as long as you do not move your operated arm away from your body and it does not increase your pain. Do not use your arm to push up/off the bed or chair for six weeks after your surgery.