Patients are typically treated in an outpatient setting, returning home the same day of the procedure. Postoperatively, your doctor will recommend a short recovery course, similar to that of arthroscopy.
It’s important to note that recovery from The SCP® Procedure is different for every patient. However, the following is common for most patients:
- For the first 48–72 hours after The SCP® Procedure, patients will often experience significant pain in the operative area. Your doctor will likely prescribe pain medication to treat these symptoms. Follow your doctor’s advice closely.
- For the initial period, most doctors will recommend walking and standing with crutch support. The use of crutches is typically reduced as tolerated.
- Your doctor will also recommend a course of physical therapy and activities to help you regain strength and maintain mobility of your joint.
It is important to follow your doctor’s advice as you recover.
Important Information: As with every surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications. Individual results may vary. Success depends on factors such as age, weight and activity level.