Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

Recovery from shoulder surgery depends on many factors both patient and operative. In general younger patients, non compensable (TAC, Workcover) and patients with lower risks factors tend to do better. Labral or stabilisation surgery patients have an accelerated recovery compared to rotator cuff surgery and this may be both an age related factor or the type of surgery performed. By the 3 month mark most patients have achieved 80 per cent of their full potential by the 6 months 95 per cent of their full potential.

Best shoulder surgery practice involves appropriate pre operative consent and follow-up. The use of a good physiotherapist is vital in the outcome.