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average recovery time for rotator cuff surgery

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Hard to predict: If the anchor is just being retrieved, the pain will be minimal compared to your previous surgery. Most of the time, however, the rotator cuff will n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff repair: Surgery to re-attach a torn rotator cuff tendon typically takes 6 weeks for preliminary healing of tendon to bone. At 6 weeks, the sling is discontinu ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Time off varies: Surgery is typically outpatient takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Recovery is 3-4 months. If you have a relatively sedentary job you can be back to work ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience Occupational Medicine
Retear : It is possible to retear your rotator cuff. If you are having pain, weakness or limited motion i would have it evaluated by previous orthopaedic sur ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Rotator cuff surgery: as tolerated will be OK.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Massage and Yoga: It is very wise to get some massage when you are recovering from major trauma to muscles and tendons. I often also recommend yoga as a very good stre ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Because: after surgery , will develop lot of scar tissue and adhesions to adjacent tissues , normal tissue planes are masked and scar tissue to scar tissue sti ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
20 years experience Sports Medicine
The : The general answer is that it depends on your line of work. Typically shoulder strengthening does not begin until 3 months postoperatively, and full ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some don't heal: Some cuff tears are irreparable for a variety of reasons. It might surprise you to find out that a high percentage of large cuff tears either do not ... Read More

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