Is shoulder labrum surgery a major surgery?
Labrum repair is major surgery with serious risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options.
Is shoulder surgery considered major?
Shoulder surgery is a common but major surgery with serious risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options.
How long does it take to recover from torn labrum shoulder surgery?
At surgery, we put the labrum back in position against the bone. It is not healed. It requires about 6 to 8 weeks to heal to the bone. During that time the less stress you put across the shoulder, the more likely it is for the labrum to heal.
Is labrum repair surgery painful?
You will be in pain, and although you can mask that pain with pain medications, you may discover that doing so prevents you from taking care of your responsibilities. Your doctor will give you a sling, which he or she will advise you to wear for anywhere between two and four weeks.
How do you tear your labrum shoulder?
Traumatic injury and wear and tear from repetitive motion of the upper arm can both cause labrum tears. Some specific causes of labrum tears include: a fall on an outstretched arm. a direct hit to the shoulder. a violent blow while reaching overhead. a sudden tug on the arm.
Can a torn shoulder labrum heal itself with rest?
Acute or recent injuries protected appropriately from reinjury have a better chance to heal than chronic or older injuries. Most are treated with an initial course of rest then physical therapy. Only the persistent, symptomatic labral tears may warrant surgical intervention eventually.
Can a labral tear heal without surgery?
Fortunately, most hip labral tears can be effectively treated without surgery. Depending on the severity of the injury, a hip labral tear can be a serious condition, leading to joint instability and the possibility of future injuries down the road.
Do you have to have surgery for a torn labrum?
Labrum Rehabilitation. A torn labrum most often requires arthroscopic surgery to repair the fibers that have been torn. Although surgery is usually recommended for a partial tear of the labrum, it is not required.