Post-operative care & rehabilitation

Post-operative Care

When surgery is completed, you will be taken to the recovery room for a period of close observation. Your blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, and body temperature will be closely monitored by the recovery room staff.

When you leave the hospital, your arm will be in a sling. The sling should be worn for the amount of time recommended by your surgeon.


Steps for rehabilitation following rotator cuff surgery and instability repair vary from surgeon to surgeon. To learn what activities will be involved in your own rehabilitation, consult your surgeon.