How painful is Bankart repair?

How painful is Bankart repair?

Arthroscopic Bankart repair results in minimal pain and trauma and less scarring and damage to surrounding tissue than traditional open surgery. There is also a shorter recovery period and a shorter length of rehabilitation than with traditional open surgery.

How long should you wear a sling after Bankart repair?

The sling is generally used for the first 4 – 6 weeks following your procedure. This should be worn at all times initially. You may type on a keyboard or write on a desk as soon as you feel comfortable, as long as you remain in your sling. You may remove your sling for physical therapy and bathing/hygiene.

What should I do after Bankart surgery?

You must use ice on your shoulder after the operation for management of pain and swelling. Ice should be applied 3-5 times a day for 10-20 minutes at a time. Always maintain one layer between ice and the skin. Putting a pillow case over your ice pack works well for this.

Is a Bankart lesion painful?

Bankart tears usually cause pain in the front of the shoulder and may be associated with clicking or catching or sense of slipping of the shoulder. The onset of symptoms usually occurs after a traumatic event such as a shoulder dislocation.

How long does Bankart repair pain last?

Still, the recovery time for each patient will vary. According to Dr. Reuss, many patients report feeling they have regained full use of their shoulder and arm anywhere between three to six months after surgery. In some cases, however, recovery may last as long as nine to 12 months.

How long does pain last after labrum surgery?

It requires about 6 to 8 weeks to heal to the bone. During that time the less stress you put across the shoulder, the more likely it is for the labrum to heal. You will be allowed to move the arm gently with assistance.

When should I start PT after Bankart repair?

Each phase is adaptable based on the individual and special circumstances. Immediately post-operatively, exercises must be modified so as not to place unnecessary stress on the anterior joint capsule of the shoulder. Physical therapy should be initiated within the first week after surgery.

How do I know if my shoulder surgery failed?

Symptoms of Failed Shoulder Surgery

  1. Continued pain.
  2. Stiffness.
  3. Limited range of motion.
  4. Weakness.
  5. Instability.
  6. Crepitus (cracking sound)

How long does Bankart repair take to heal?

What does a Bankart lesion feel like?

The shoulder may feel ‘loose’. Patient’s may report apprehension about moving the shoulder into certain positions away from the body. Patients may also report recurrent instability, subluxation, or dislocation with low energy movements, like rolling over in bed, or putting on a seat belt.

What is the difference between a Bankart lesion and a SLAP tear?

A SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior) tear, a specific type of labral tear, involves the attachment site of the biceps tendon located at the top of the shoulder joint. A Bankart tear describes a torn labrum where the humeral head shifts toward the front of the body, as an anterior labral tear.

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