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Shoulder Surgery Explained

After you and your surgeon have decided that shoulder surgery is right for you, you are likely to have a lot of questions about what is involved with shoulder surgery, how you can get ready, and what you can expect after your surgery. While it is impossible to describe the details of every surgical procedure, many shoulder surgeries share certain similarities. For instance, you will require an anesthetic so that you will not feel any pain during the surgery. You are very likely to need to wear a sling for some period of time, and you will need to have physical therapy after your surgery in order to regain as much strength and motion as possible. In order to answer some of your questions about shoulder surgery, the information in this section is broken down into the following topics:

 

 

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