Recovering from Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
After the surgery, you will be administered antibiotics and painkillers through the IV line to reduce the pain and risk of infection. Most patients stay in the hospital for 1-2 days following the surgery. However, some may go home the same day. The day after the surgery, we find that most patients can get out of bed and eat solid food.
Before you are discharged from the hospital, your arm will be supported by a sling. Your doctor will work with you on some gentle exercises to perform daily, focused on improving blood circulation and healing. Within a few weeks, you'll be back to your daily activities. To aid in regaining the shoulder joint's strength and flexibility, your doctor will advise you to do regular physical therapy.