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Sub-acromial Decompression Shoulder Surgery

Before Surgery

What is wrong with your shoulder, the reasons surgery might help you and the pre-operative process.

During the pre-admission clinic (POAC) you will meet various medical professionals who will assess you and discuss your best treatment options.


What happens on the day of surgery, including more detail and explanation of the operation.

Admission is usually on the day of surgery. After the operation, you will normally be monitored in the recovery suite for a short while.

After surgery

What to expect after the surgery when you leave hospital and go home.

Rehabilitation will continue once you are discharged from hospital to enable you to resume your normal activities of daily living as quickly as possible.


Some simple exercises to do at home after your sub-acromial decompression surgery.

Printable Information

As well as watching the videos, you can download an information booklet in PDF format.