Recovery Shoulder Surgery

Most shoulder surgeons in Melbourne will have a similar protocol after arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

Recovery is accelerated compared to open approaches and most patients will either go home the same day or the next morning. The anaethetist will provide appropriate acre in form of pain relief.

One aspect of the postoperative care ia wound ooze and because this operation is done arthroscopically the wound is expected to usus. This is merely the fluid, which has been pumped into the joint with a fluid pump and is rarely anything other. This can be expected for up to a few days but if there is any concerns the patient will return to the consulting rooms. A four stages exercise protocol is started on day one with the aid of the physio at about 10 days. This can be downloaded from the website.