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When can I go home after surgery?

Most times, rotator cuff repair surgery is scheduled as an outpatient procedure. This means that most patients can expect to return to their home the same day as surgery. 

Prepare in advance for your arrival at home after surgery.

Pain Medication 

You will receive a prescription for pain medication for you to have at home after your surgery. 

Medication for Constipation 

Constipation is a side effect of pain medication. Use the medications you typically use to help prevent constipation (fiber, Metamucil, stool softeners and Milk of Magnesia). If you have not had a bowel movement after 4 days following your surgery, contact the Bone and Joint Institute.