Complete recovery of surgery varies with each patient and with the pathology encountered. Most individuals are capable of returning to their daily routine within a period of approximately three to six weeks. It is important to warn the patient that the initial relief from arm pain does not allow them to engage in heavy activity or sports for at least four or more months.
Return to throwing competition can require 12-15 months. Tendons take a long time to heal completely. Subjecting the tendons to strong forces may cause significant delay in healing or cause permanent damage, or cause significant damage.