Most common indication of arthroscopic surgery of shoulder is recurrent dislocation followed by rotator cuff tear and reconstruction of acromioclavicular joint.
Arthroscopic bankart repair is gold standard for recurrent dislocation of shoulder. it is better than open surgery in expert hand. Arthroscopic cuff repair and AC joint reconstruction has excellent results.
Need to stay only 1-2 days in hospital for almost all arthroscopic procedures.
Arthoscopic procedure is never painful. For postoperative pain relief we give nerve block and local infiltration so that you can do exercise and physiotherapy as much as possible and required.
Always use cold pack / ice packs for the first six weeks after surgery. Hot packs immediately after surgery can cause aggravation of inflammation and stiffness.
Those in supervisory / sitting jobs can resume after 2weeks depending on how strong and comfortable they feel. It is advisable to wear the sling while attending work as chances of sustaining a jerk to the operated shoulder are high. Also the sling is an ideal deterrent for colleagues who are in a habit of back slapping. after ACL reconstruction you can join office after 2 weeks time but its better to continue knee brace for three weeks.
It is recommended that you may resume driving at least two months after surgery. Most patients after surgery for recurrent dislocation will drive after two months. Patients who underwent rotator cuff repair need to achieve rotator cuff strength to be able to drive. Driving after knee ligament should be started after 3 months but jerks must be avoided.
Running a after knee ligament reconstruction should be started after muscle power has come to normal usually after 6 months. But returning to sports activity is allowed only after 8 months of surgery otherwise chance of re injury is quite high.
You must ask your treating doctor for permission before resuming Gym. Most cardiac exercises can be started 3 months after surgery. Bench press & Shoulder press are not allowed for a significant period (5-6mo) which varies from patient to patient.
If you develop fever more than 100deg. Celsius or sudden onset severe pain.