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SLAP Repair

SLAP Tears

A SLAP Repair can be done in an outpatient environment, meaning the patient can go home the same day as surgery. The patient will need to wear a sling anywhere from two to four weeks, and physical therapy often starts 7-10 days after surgery. This, at first, will include a lot of stretching for flexibility and improving range of motion, and then around four to six weeks a strengthening program will be implemented to regain full strength. A full recovery is expected around six months, however most patients are back to many of their activities three months after surgery.