- Mar 24, 2008
- United States
I've heard the same about recovery from rotator cuff repair. Shoulder replacement must be a breeze compared to that recovery. I'm glad this is working for you and that you like this doctor. Years ago when my shoulder was really bad, I was able to get several more years out of it with a cortisone shot and an arthroscopic cleanup. Thankfully my rotator cuff remained healthy so that I was able to then get a standard shoulder replacement. I don't know if waiting is always a good idea. In my case I was caring for my husband and couldn't do that and shoulder recovery at the same time. However, my shoulder was "trashed" (medical terminology used by my surgeon ) and I needed to do something to try and delay the surgery.