Advice Needed Shoulder Surgery.

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  1. A colleague of mine has managed to give himself a Grade 3 Subluxation of the AC Joint, 2 Rotator cuff tears in a training accident and is awaiting surgery. His unit is expecting him to return to work 2 days post op. Is this a wise course of action?

    He would appreciate any advice.

  2. Why not just ask the surgeon?, there are so many variables in the case that it is competely impossible for an outsider to make any worthwhile comment.
  3. Try to-days Daily Mail, they quotr six weeks recovery. I imagine the post op pain will be similar to the original injury pain, quite impressive.

    Anyway as craftsmanx said the Doctors will decide if he is fit for duty or not. Me? I'm now a civvy awaiting a similar operation and I shall milk it for all it is worth.
  4. My OH had shoulder surgery, and needed three months of rehab, though she managed some light duties after the first six weeks.

    The surgeon will make his recommendations regarding sick leave and rehab, and your colleague's med centre should ensure that these are followed.

    If the Army shoulder specialist at FPH is doing the surgery, he is very good at making units aware that his advice needs to be followed.
  5. Cheers,

    Mate has had his Op and was placed on two weeks leave. Hence Pyssing on the chips at work.