Answers to Common Shoulder Pain Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about shoulder pain.

What is the recovery process after shoulder replacement surgery?

Dr. Mark Zunkiewicz explains causes the recovery process after shoulder replacement surgery. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Recovery and return to normal activity can depend on the individual patient, according to the American Academy of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon (AAFP). Factors such as age, medical condition and history, as well as the type of procedure performed all play a factor, according to the AAFP.

Generally, a patient may regain day-to-day functioning from six to eight weeks after the procedure, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). The outcome may depend on the person’s overall level of activity at the time of the procedure, the AAOS states.

Talk to your doctor about return to activity following shoulder replacement.

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Source: Michael Herbenick, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Mark Zunkiewicz, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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