The small punctured wounds take several days to heal. The operative dressing can usually be removed the morning after surgery and adhesive strips can be applied to cover the small healing incisions.
Although the punctured wounds are small and pain in the joint that underwent arthroscopy is minimal, it takes several weeks for the joint to maximally recover. A specific activity and rehabilitation program may be suggested to speed up your recovery and protect future joint function.
It is not unusual for patients to go back to work or school or resume daily activities within a few days. Athletes and others who are in good physical condition may in some cases return to their athletic activities within a few weeks.
If you are recommended for Arthroscopy, please read further to prepare yourself. Your doctor has recommended Arthroscopy to determine the cause of your knee pain and, possibly, to correct it. As you won’t require overnight nursing care after your arthroscopy, a same day surgical facility or an outpatient unit at your local hospital is the ideal environment for your doctor to perform this procedure.
These facilities provide quality care without the inconvenience and expenses of an overnight stay. After your arthroscopy, you’ll recover comfortably in your own home, in the company of family and friends.
SLAP TEAR CAUSES
Most SLAP injuries are caused by repetitive motion activities. These movements could be related to your occupation like working a cash register or construction equipment. Many sports require repetitive motions, such as pitching a baseball, swimming or playing tennis. Overhand actions tend to speed up the process of developing a SLAP tear.
SYMPTOMS OF A SLAP TEAR
Clicking, popping, and grinding are often the first indicators of a problem in any joint, and the shoulder is no exception. However, there are other clues that something is wrong and you should see a specialist. The most common complaint is that of a deep, throbbing pain without an exact location. If you feel added pain or have decreased strength or range of motion when performing the same repetitive motions, then you may be suffering from a SLAP tear.
SLAP TEAR REPAIR
A SLAP tear is always located at the top of the shoulder at both the front and back. The tendons connecting to the biceps are usually also involved. Most SLAP tears can be repaired with arthroscopic surgery. This is a minimally invasive surgery performed with long instruments that are inserted through small incisions. Each is equipped with a tool and a light. Your doctor can inspect the joint and repair the damage with just a few small incisions, which greatly reduces recovery time.
If you suspect you have a SLAP tear, or you are experiencing any shoulder discomfort, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ravindra Gupta, Arthroscopic Surgeon in Indore.