Surgery Recovery for Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder pain and injuries are no joke and, if left untreated, can require surgery to repair the damage. Opting for shoulder surgery means not only preparing for the procedure itself but for the long surgery recovery that comes after. At Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness in Beverly Hills, we provide postoperative care and surgery recovery services for both plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery patients. In today’s blog, our surgery recovery experts talk about what to expect when recovering from a shoulder operation.
Whether you are getting surgery to repair your rotator cuff, to fix a tendon or ligament issue, or having surgery on your shoulder for another reason, you will have limited to no mobility in that arm for several weeks after your procedure. While the direct length of time depends on the type of surgery you had and the method your surgeon used for the surgery, you can expect at least two to four weeks of minimal movement of that arm.
If you choose to complete your surgery recovery at home, you will need to have someone around that can help you with the day-to-day activities that come up throughout your recovery. Getting dressed, taking showers, and cooking meals are just some of the activities that you will need help with as your shoulder heals. If instead, you choose to recover at Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness, you will have round-the-clock care provided by experienced and certified nurses who are well-versed in the postoperative care instructions of the best orthopedic surgeons in Los Angeles.
Pain and Swelling
As with any surgery, expect to experience some pain and swelling with your shoulder surgery recovery. If you choose to recover at Pearl, our nurses will help you manage your pain and monitor any sutures and incisions for signs of infection.
Once you complete the first few weeks of your surgery recovery, you will have to begin physical therapy to regain the strength in your shoulder. Your surgeon will help you set up a time, and it’s extremely important to go to every session to make sure your recovery is as successful as possible.
Surgery Recovery at Pearl Recovery
Give your recovery the best chance of success and enjoy the finest in spa amenities while you recover at Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness. We feature the best in postoperative care, and spa treatments to make your stay full of rest, recovery, and relaxation. Reserve your recovery room at our wellness center today.