Frozen Shoulder - Lack of information

  1. I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post in, but I had a question about a surgery.

    My father had a rotator cuff surgery earlier in the year, and he's been working to rehabilitate it through physical therapy. But now, the doctor is saying his shoulder is frozen with scar tissue, and needs to be put under again in order to tear it all apart. The next day after this surgery he is scheduled for physical therapy.

    Is it normal to go through a surgery like that, and have therapy the very next day? If I had known my father was going in for a check-up I would have gone - I tend to ask a lot more questions than he does. But as it is, he said the doctors/nurses were really vague about what was going on, and that he felt a little lost in the whole process. Are there any key points I should know about this surgery or post-op? It seemed my father didn't know what to ask, and the medical team wasn't very forthcoming with details.

    Thank you for any help!
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  3. by   nurse2033
    I'm not in ortho but it sounds reasonable that the MD would want movement right after surgery. For whatever reason your father developed a lot of scar tissue, perhaps due to lack of movement before. Sorry he didn't get the info he needed. Good luck.