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Shoulder surgery

IRAS: Improved Recovery After Surgery

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Thanks to the techniques of Improved Rehabilitation After Surgery, you benefit from a more comfortable hospitalization, a reduced length of stay limiting the risk of complications.

RAAC support applies to all types of surgical intervention: it is a set of measures that intervene before, during and after the surgical intervention to allow you to reduce your length of stay in the clinic and to regain your autonomy and your usual activities as soon as possible.

You play a decisive role by becoming an actor in your care

The objective of the RAAC is to restore the patient's complete autonomy through a controlled process that is as short as possible. outpatient prosthetic surgery thanks to excellent multidisciplinary care.

Your involvement is the key to your success , and, beyond the expertise of your surgeon, it is you who play the most important role, so you must prepare yourself mentally and physically.

A person close to you must also be able to accompany you from your preoperative preparation until your convalescence.

A multidisciplinary team surrounds you, its composition is expanded and goes beyond the surgeon-anaesthetist pair by involving nurses, physiotherapists, etc. It is inseparable from this process.

The immediately perceptible beneficial effects of ERAS are, in addition to the reduction in the risk of postoperative complications, a shorter stay thus reducing the risk of contracting a nosocomial infection and a faster return to autonomy.

They are made possible by the evolution of medical and paramedical practices:

  • Less invasive and faster surgical techniques

  • Anesthesia protocols

  • Pain management

  • Rehabilitation protocols

The IRAS in 3 steps


When you have decided on the date of the operation with your surgeon, he will give you instructions for physical preparation and advice for organizing your return home.

  • Know the procedures

  • Commit to active participation

  • Follow your surgeon's prescriptions

  • Arrange your return home in advance

    • plan rehabilitation sessions with your physio

    • anticipate some practical details (shopping, cleaning)

    • arrange for someone to come and help you if needed


Throughout your stay, you will be required to communicate very regularly with the healthcare team. These exchanges are very important to answer your questions and therefore manage your stress, as well as to assess and control your pain. 
Your surgeon, the nurses and the physiotherapist will give you important instructions during your stay and for your return home.

  • Follow the instructions to regain your mobility

  • Take your pain medicine

  • Immediately report any abnormal event


The nurse will call you after you leave to check on you. Then, the postoperative check-up visit with your surgeon will be an opportunity to take stock of your recovery. Your attending physician and your physiotherapist are also involved in this rapid recovery process after surgery to support your return to activity.

  • Try to get back to your daily activities as soon as possible

  • Call the healthcare team or your surgeon whenever needed

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