Recovery after major shoulder repair
Had a major shoulder repair on the 15th Feb - supraspinatus totally detached and infraspinatus torn halfway - 2 hr surgery for removal of spurs from the head of the humerus, Supraspinatus reattached with nylon and screws, infraspinatus sutured, acromioplasty (bone removed to allow more room for tendons) and the lateral head of the clavicle excised due to some AC joint degeneration, also allowing more room for tendons (reduced chance of impingement)
I had been doing well before my injury, 48yo, 5'6" 176lbs 12%bf, but I'm in a sling for 6 weeks post op , and no upper body gym work for 6 months!
I'm going to keep a log, really for my own sake, but I'm happy if anyone wants to follow, especially if they have had RC problems or are just getting old and decrepit like me.
I'll be concentrating on leg work and cardio initially, but will soon be starting Rotator cuff exercises and working towards some upper body training at six months
Me before the op
10th Feb 2010 176lb
Sept 2009 probably 172lb