It takes up to three or four months for a patient to recover from labrum surgery, explains OrthoInfo. A patient uses a slip to keep the shoulder in position for three to four weeks and later engages in range-of-motion exercises. Athletes can start participating in sports exercises after six weeks.
A doctor usually recommends labrum surgery if resting, strengthening exercises and anti-inflammatory medications fail to manage a labrum tear, notes OrthoInfo. During the surgery, the doctor removes the torn part and appends any tendons that have detached from the shoulder. The procedure also involves reattaching the shoulder ligaments and tightening the socket to fix tears below the socket.