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LimaCorporate - Orthopaedic Emotion

LimaCorporate - Orthopaedic Emotion: LimaCorporate is the Italian multinational in orthopaedics and traumatology. For over 60 years Lima has been present in the medical field with implantable prostheses for knee, hip, shoulder and small joints arthroplasty. LimaCorporate's main objective is to produce a complete system of interchangeable modules to better adapt the implant to each patient's needs, thus reducing surgery time and improving functional rehabilitation. LimaCorporate is strongly committed to internationalization, and has 14 foreign Subsidiaries worldwide alongside its modern production facilities in Italy and the Republic of San Marino..

Recovery after surgery

Recovery after surgery

The following contains only a general description of the post-operative activities that are usually suggested by health care professionals . Please do not use this information as a medical prescription of postoperative care; always refer to your surgeon’s directions for adequate post-operative therapy.

As time passes, you have the potential to experience a reduction in joint pain and a significant improvement in your ability to participate in daily activities.

1 WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK?
Returning to work could be as soon as 2 weeks or as long as 3 months; your specific timetable will depend on your postoperative progress and your job. Your surgeon will determine when you will be able to return to work based on your job responsibilities. Returning to work will also depend on your commitment to and progress in rehabilitation.

2 WHAT WILL MY RECOVERY BE LIKE AFTER SURGERY?
Therapy is crucial to proper rehabilitation of your shoulder. Your surgeon along with a team of therapists will work to design a rehabilitation program specific to you. Therapy may begin as soon as the day of surgery and, subject to your surgeon’s recommendation, can last several months post-surgery. Your commitment to and progress in your therapy program will determine how well you recover.

3 WILL I BE ABLE TO CARE FOR MYSELF AFTER SURGERY?
It is good to have someone help you with daily activities the first days or weeks after surgery, especially for activities in your daily life, for example taking a shower. You should be able to return to normal activities such as dressing and grooming within a few weeks.

4 WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO SHOWER?
In most cases your surgical incision will be closed with absorbable sutures or staples and covered with surgical glue or or a bandage. Most of the time, you should be able to shower in about 2-3 days after surgery, but you will not be allowed to submerge your incision in water. A bandage should cover the incision until the 2 week follow-up appointment with your surgeon. Your surgeon will advise you of exactly when and how you will be able to shower based on the type of closure performed.

5 WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO DRIVE AGAIN?
While on any type of narcotic pain medication, you will not be able to drive. You will also be required to wear a sling; most states prohibit driving when wearing a sling. Your surgeon will advise you when you will be able to drive again, most likely in 4-6 weeks approximately.

6 HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD AFTER A SHOULDER REPLACEMENT?
You will generally be in the hospital for 1-3 days as determind by your surgeon. When you leave the hospital, you will probably be weating a shoulder sling and your arm will be sore for several weeks. Your surgeon along with the rehabilitation team will work with you to start your rehabilitation. They will work with you on exercises that you will do at home as well as in the clinic that will help you recover. Total recovery is patient specific, but generally ranges from three to six months.

7 WHAT IS THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PROCESS AFTER SHOULDER REPLACEMENT?
Working with a physical therapist will be critical in your total recovery from shoulder replacement surgery. Your rehabilitation schedule may start as soon as the day of surgery while you are in the hospital.
You will continue to work with a physical therapy team once you leave the hospital. Your surgeon’s office will set this up for you. You will be given exercises to perform at home, which are designed to increase your range of motion, mobility and strength. Your surgeon will provide you with a list of “do’s and don’ts” after surgery and your rehabilitation team will work with you to design a specific program based on your individual situation.



Disclaimer

The following information is provided about shoulder replacement in general. It is not intended to provide recommendations regarding your medical care or if shoulder replacement is appropriate for you. Your orthopaedic surgeon is
responsible for all recommendations and decisions about your medical care if you and your surgeon decide that shoulder replacement is appropriate for you. The following information also does not provide a complete or full discussion of the specifics of shoulder replacement surgery; the prosthesis that may be used; your care before, during, and after surgery; or the potential complications associated with shoulder surgery and your particular condition. Depending upon your particular condition, some of the general information provided may not be applicable to you. You will need to discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon. LimaCorporate does not guarantee any specific results, recovery or rehabilitation. WARNING: Please remember the information on this document is for educational purposes only and should not be used to make a decision on a condition or a procedure. All decisions should be made in conjunction with your surgeon and your primary care provider. The people appearing in the photographs on this publication are models and used for illustrative purposes only