How long does it take to recover from a reverse total shoulder replacement?
A reverse total shoulder replacement is performed in patients with arthritis in the ball and socket as well as rotator cuff weakness or tearing. As the surgery has become more popular, many surgeons are doing more reverse shoulder replacements instead of a standard shoulder replacement in patients over age 50.
At G2 we perform shoulder replacements as an outpatient surgery. Patients are allowed to remove their sling the day after surgery and move their hand from waist to face for eating, dressing, etc. Physical therapy is 2 times per week and most patients are released from all care in 3 months. Reverse total shoulder replacement is generally very successful with a high level of patient satisfaction.