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Registered: ‎03-19-2016

 My friend's husband had a shoulder replacement and is doing much better than she is with her rotator cuff surgery.             💪🏻    

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Registered: ‎03-31-2013

I have had both of my shoulders replaced - one in 2014 and one in 2015. Both went very well and I had immediate pain relief. Surgical techniques change over the years but an hour-long surgery seems very short - I think mine went 2 - 2.5 hours. I was in a sling for 6 weeks each time followed by several months of PT. 


I have been told that as far as joint replacements go, recovery from knee replacement is the most difficult, shoulder replacement is next, and then a hip replacement. I have had all of these replaced and found recovery from shoulder replacement to be the easiest. The biggest problem I had was trying to get a bra on which is impossible with one arm/hand, but my husband and I had some good laughs as he tried to hook my front-closing bras! But if your husband has the surgery he won't have to deal with that.

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Registered: ‎01-04-2022

to the op: I don't have any answers for you but please let your DH know I'm thinking of him and wishing him well. I had 4 surgeries because of the labrums in my shoulder and it wasn't much fun and I was out of action for quite a while. Best of luck to him. And please let us know how he's doing.

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Re: Shoulder replacement

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He has to wait on surgery now because he just tested positive for he can't see the 2nd opinion dr. We are both now isolated...good thing I am stocked up on groceries.