After I'd had a while to recover from surgery, I went in for physical therapy and that was interesting, at least,
but as it turned out, not really very well-planned. For quite a while after the surgery, I wasn't supposed to move
my own arm at all--I even had to be sure not to tense the muscles or anything, less they tear themselves back
off the bones--so I'd go in to have my arm moved around by professionals on a regular basis.
Semi-regular, anyway, because once we got started, the physical therapists weren't quite sure what to do: by
two weeks post-surgery, I had more than 85% of my range of motion back (and reached 100% shortly thereafter)
and in terms of inflammation and joint mobility, they said I would have been doing really well...for twelve weeks post-surgery.
So we couldn't do a whole lot of what you'd normally do at this stage of the recovery process, because the
range of motion, etc., was already there. But we couldn't do any rehabilitative exercises either because there was no
way to know the actual condition of all those pieced-back-together ligaments and reattached tendons without
grabbing a scalpel and going in there again.