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Recovering from shoulder surgery - Bummer Knees - 01-27-2016

History:
My injury was 2005, left knee injury due to being untreated for years the right knee was added as well as the lumbar spine.  3 years and eight months after the injury the left knee was replaced.  I settled in 2011.

Today:
July of 2015 I had meniscus surgery, lateral and medial of the right knee.  I also had an ACL tear which was not repaired.  Medical was closed on this knee under work comp when I settled and my health insurance and medicare paid for the surgery.

3 weeks after surgery I had a couple of falls.  The shoulder started to hurt, an MRI showed a complete tear of a major muscle of the shoulder.  Surgery was December 17, 2015.  I had torn all three muscles of that shoulder with the middle muscle shredded and torn completely off the bone.  The muscle was reattached with four anchors drilled into the bone.

I saw the surgeon today and as severe as the injury was I am making good progress with the shoulder.

I am following the recovery route laid out by my surgeon and following the exercises shown to me.

Whild the end results may not be perfect I feel blessed to have the range of motion I have.


RE: Recovering from shoulder surgery - California_Help - 01-28-2016

I hope you have a good recovery from this surgery and also everything else you have been through.


RE: Recovering from shoulder surgery - Bummer Knees - 01-29-2016

Thanks California.

While the shoulder could be related to the knee injury, a work comp injury due to the falls I am not going to go that direction.

Hope you are doing well


RE: Recovering from shoulder surgery - Lewis-H - 07-24-2020

During your recovery period, you will work with your physical therapist to regain motion and strengthen the area. The rotator cuff surgery recovery timeline can vary case by case, but a full recovery typically takes four to six months. It may take longer than that to return to heavy lifting.