The post operative recovery from an AC Joint Resection is typically rapid. A sling is not required, however it can be used to rest the shoulder following the operation for the first few days. Physiotherapy is started immediately after the procedure. Recovery typically occurs within the first six weeks or so following the surgery.
You will normally return for followup at 6 weeks post operatively. A w week appointment may be scheduled to check that everything is going well immediately following the surgery.