What happens after arthroscopic release of the stiff elbow?
Dr. Mazzara and his orthopedic team will have patients start physical therapy within 24 hours of surgery. Exercises taught to you by the expert therapists of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford will be required 2-3 times a day. Physical therapy and motion exercises are essential to maintain the newly cleaned joint and to prevent reoccurrence of scar tissue and stiff elbow.
When can I return to my normal activities?
Patients in Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities are allowed to return to light work as soon as they are pain free – which usually takes 3-8 weeks. Dr. Mazzara will continue to monitor patients to assure that motion returns. Sporting activities such as golf and swimming are allowed usually after 6 weeks.
For more information regarding arthroscopic release of the stiff elbow, or to see if Dr. James Mazzara, elbow surgeon, can treat your elbow injury, please contact our office, treating patients living in Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities.