For non-operative treatment, your physician will instruct you on any limitations you may have on your activities to ensure the best possible recovery.
For surgical treatment, a sling is typically required for the first 4–6 weeks after surgery. Often, physical therapy is required after surgery to help regain range of motion and strength.
Light activities may be performed for the first 3 months. Typically, it takes more than 3–5 months to consider medium to heavier activities. Activities that require significant strength and endurance or are performed repetitively over the head may not be possible for up to a year after surgery. Surgeons often recommend that patients continue to perform their home rehabilitative exercises up to a year after surgery.