After Shoulder Surgery you will be fitted with a sling. Patients who have Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair surgery will be required to wear a sling for 6 to 8 weeks following surgery. Patients undergoing Total Shoulder Replacement or Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement surgery will be required to wear their sling for 6 weeks postoperatively. Those patients undergoing Arthroscopic Bankart Repair or Arthroscopic Latarjet Surgery will be required to wear a sling for 6 weeks after surgery.
Following an Arthroscopic Acromiopalsty or after Arthroscopic Excision of Calcium or following an Arthroscopic Excision of AC joint the sling only needs to worn for a day or two and after these procedures the bolster can be removed from the sling if that is more comfortable.
This video shows how to fit your sling correctly and comfortably.
Thank you to Extend Therapy and to Nadia, Physiotherapist for creation of this educational clip.