What has been your doc's advice about moving your shoulder itself in the early days after implantation? Can you shrug, eg?




by Persephone - 2021-10-17 13:47:29

Hi SueA - I hope you're feeling well after your surgery.  Yes, shrugging the shoulder should be fine - movement is good, within the restrictions you were provided, which are likely to be mostly avoiding raising the PM-side arm above shoulder height for a certain number of days and not lifting anything above a certain weight for a given amount of time.  Try to follow those guidelines you were provided.  Keeping that shoulder joint mobile is important, and if you're able, light exercise (walking or doing not-overly-strenuous household or yard tasks) can help you in your progression toward healing.  Best wishes to you in your recovery.


by Tracey_E - 2021-10-17 19:26:01

Don't raise the elbow higher than shoulder height, don't lift anything heavy. Other than that, try to use the arm normally so the shoulder doesn't get frozen. 

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