Will I Be Able To Do Social Dancing After Shoulder Narrowing Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley ,I am interested in shoulder narrowing surgery. I was wondering about long term recovery and mobility of the shoulder. As I do a lot of social dancing (Latin dancing) it is important for me to maintain flexible shoulder movements. Will this surgery limit flexibility and mobility, or with correct post operative care should I expect good mobility and flexibility to be restored after recovery? Thank you!!

A: Once the bone is fully healed (8 weeks) there should be no restrictions in strenuous physical activity about the shoulder. One can do gradual increases in arm range of motion 4 weeks after the surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana