Complete Physical Examination

Complete Physical Examination

Dr. Rogerson will ask that you have a physical examination and lab work with your family physician within 30 days of your surgery date. This will assist with optimization of medical records prior to the surgery and ensure that you are in the best physical condition possible on surgery day.

Pre-op discussion with a PA at Dr. Rogerson’s office:

Pre-op discussion with a PA at Dr. Rogerson’s office

We take the time to walk you through all needed consent forms, discuss your outpatient hospital stay, update x-rays (if needed), receive an outline of your specific rehab course, receive prescriptions for post op use, as well as address any specific questions you may have about the surgery or the recovery process.

Ask about your medications

Ask Dr. Rogerson's PA at your pre-op discussion whether or not you should take your routine prescription medications the morning of your surgery.

Physical Therapy

If deemed necessary, we will begin instruction on your shoulder exercise program or refer you to a qualified physical therapist prior to the surgery. We will also give an overview of the rehabilitation process after surgery. This will better prepare you for postoperative care.

Personal Preparation

A loose-fitting button down shirt is recommended. Please bring the following three pieces of information with you to the hospital: 1) Insurance, 2) A list of all your medications and dosages, and 3) a list of all your drug allergies.

Evening Before Surgery

Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery.

 undefined  You may take your morning medications with a small sip of water only if you have been instructed to do so by Dr. Rogerson's PA.  You will check in at patient registration in Stoughton Hospital.

undefined  Your vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature, will be measured.

undefined  A clean hospital gown will be provided.

undefined  All jewelry, dentures, contact lenses, and nail polish must be removed.

undefined  An IV will be started to give you fluids and medication during and after the procedure.

undefined  Dr. Rogerson will meet you to sign his initials on the operative site and to answer any questions.

undefined  Your shoulder will be scrubbed and shaved in preparation for surgery.

undefined  An anesthetist will discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used during your surgery.





When you leave the hospital, your arm may be placed in an immobilizer. The immobilizer should be worn for the amount of time recommended by Dr. Rogerson. Steps for rehabilitation following rotator cuff surgery and instability repair vary depending on the procedure. Dr. Rogerson will inform you of the activities that will be involved in your own rehabilitation.

Instructions on what medicine and food to avoid prior to your shoulder arthroscopy procedure. 

Dr. Rogerson's Post-Op Arthroscopy shoulder stabilization instructions.

Dr. Rogerson's Post-Op Shoulder Arthroscopy Decompression and/or Clavcle Resection (Mumford) instructions.

Dr. Rogerson's Post-Op Shoulder Arthroscopy Rotator Cuff Repair instructions.

What most people call the shoulder is really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm — from scratching your back to throwing the perfect pitch.

One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain. Your shoulder is made up of several joints combined with tendons and muscles that allow a great range of motion in your arm. 

Long head of biceps tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of the upper biceps tendon. This strong, cord-like structure connects the upper end of the biceps muscle to the bones in the shoulder.

Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Over time, the shoulder becomes very hard to move.

A SLAP tear is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder, which is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint.

Arthroscopy is a procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint.