In my office, we do a lot to organize the recovery and the post-operative plan before the surgery.
Typically, the first post-op visit is 2 weeks from surgery, with follow-ups at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively.
We take X-rays and check the range of motion to make sure that therapy is going well, and that there aren’t any issues or concerns that are developing.
Therapy begins around the 2-week mark, following the procedure. We help people progress through that treatment algorithm so that they can regain their motion and strength in the shortest amount of time possible.