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Can one resume weightlifting after an arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery?

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Dr. Aashish Raghu

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :2011

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Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Hi, I have been dealing with a partial tear of my left rotator cuff for some time now. I have tried all conservative treatments and now have opted for surgery. I spoke with my dr and on January 30th am scheduled for an Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. If I follow a strict rehab schedule. Is it feasible to target XXXXXXX 1 as the day I return to weight lifting. Also how soon after rotator cuff surgery can I drive?
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
6 weeks

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

Yes, You can schedule the surgery for XXXXXXX 1st.

Since it's a partial tear you can drive by 6 weeks after the surgery however it is always important to get your surgeons opinion on the same.

I hope I have answered your query.

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Dr.Aashish Raghu
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