Recovery & Rehabilitation
While each patient is different, the goal is for you to recover from
your shoulder surgery in the comfort of your own home as soon as possible. Most
patients prefer to have family members and friends close-by to support
them during rehabilitation.
If you require surgery, planning for discharge from the hospital begins when surgery is
scheduled.If special assistance such as medical equipment rental, home nursing
care, outpatient therapy or a stay in a skilled nursing facility are
required, we will work with you to coordinate the details. Your home
situation, mobility, medical condition and the availability of family
assistance may influence the discharge plan.
We employ a "multi-modal" approach to pain management. This means we
attack the pain from many different angles to help keep your pain at a
manageable level and continue your participation in rehabilitation
Different techniques are used including a variety of pain
medications, anti-inflammatory medications and medications to relieve
muscle spasms. We also incorporate non-medication techniques to help
Occupational and physical therapy can help restore your ability to
perform routine daily activities following shoulder surgery. Our
occupational therapists will work with you on overcoming the many
challenges that come with having your arm in a sling, from making meals
to taking a shower.
Bone & Joint Center