Shoulder replacement recovery typically takes a little while.
Following the surgery, patients are typically in a sling for about four to six weeks.
Now, I do start physical therapy right away, but it’s very controlled motion.
After the first six weeks, a sling is no longer required, and you can start to move your shoulder without any restrictions.
However, I do have a lifting limit until about the three month range.
From three months to about four months, even up to five and six months, you’re working on strengthening your shoulder, depending upon what your expectations are.
If it’s day to day activities, the recovery may only be two or three months. If it’s getting back on the golf course, tennis, tennis court, recovery maybe closer to four to six months.