Question: What clothes to wear after shoulder surgery with a sling?

Be sure you have sweatpants or elastic-waist pants and button-up shirts or very loose-fitting T-shirts. You wont be able to tie your shoes, so get slip-on shoes or ones with Velcro closures.

What is the best shirt to wear after shoulder surgery?

Loose-fitting shirts that are easy to put on, like button-down shirts and oversized t-shirts, are best for post-surgery. You can also find post-surgical shirts made specifically for shoulder surgery patients at online retailers. When getting dressed, focus on putting the surgical arm in first.

How long should you sleep in a recliner after shoulder surgery?

Sleep in a Reclined Position You will most likely need to sleep in a semi-reclined position for at least six weeks after surgery, sometimes longer. If you dont own a recliner, it may be worthwhile to buy one or borrow one from a friend before you have your shoulder surgery.

How should I dress after shoulder surgery?

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How long after rotator cuff surgery can I take off sling?

The sling is typically used for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. You should not do any reaching, lifting, pushing, or pulling with your shoulder during the first six weeks after surgery.

How long before I can raise my arm after rotator cuff surgery?

You will not have complete use of your affected arm for 3 to 4 months after surgery. You can use your affected arm for writing, eating, or drinking, but move it only at the elbow or wrist. Do not use it for anything else except prescribed exercises until the sling has been removed.

What is the average recovery time for rotator cuff surgery?

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.

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