Most patients return home within two to three days of the procedure. Any external staples or sutures that are present are usually removed in 10 days to two weeks. Scarring along your incision site is normal, but it is likely that your scars will fade considerably over time. Your arm will be in a sling after surgery and until your surgeon prescribes therapy. Depending upon your specific needs, your surgeon and physical therapist will develop an exercise routine to gradually increase your range of motion and strength. Your surgeon will recommend when you can return to work, daily activities, and driving; full recovery typically takes 6-8 months.