Recovery after Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Post the surgery; patients are required to stay in the hospital for 2-5 days. Patients may experience some swelling and pain for which medications will be prescribed. Doctor may suggest cold compression to lessen the swelling.
Immediately after the surgery, the surgeon will brace your arm to keep it from moving. After 2 days, physical therapy will start to help in movement of the arm and shoulder. It may take 4 weeks or more for you to recover. It is advisable not to hold anything heavier than a glass of water for the first 4 weeks and driving should be constrained for 6 weeks.