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rotator cuff surgery recovery timeline

A 54-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 47-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 39-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 68-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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Buford
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
General averages..: Patients move their elbow, wrist and hand immediately. No active shoulder motion for about 6 weeks. Between 6 weeks and 3 months patients are in ther ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Rotaor cuff surgery: 5-8 weeks.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mutifactorial: It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Discuss with MD: An evaluation will be needed which may include an MRI or ultrasound. Rehab with a physical therapist or occupational therapist is usually ordered unl ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Repair the tendon: There are 4 muscles which make up the rotator cuff. The muscles are attached to bone by a tendon, which we refer to as the cuff. With a tear, the te ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahimsa porter Sumchai md
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Frozen Shoulder: You are at high risk of developing a frozen shoulder if the revision of a full thickness tear of the conjoint tendon of the rotator cuff failed. I hop ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Good result: Most of the time those two producers are combined together to achieve good result because most of the time there is involvement of both.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Diabetes is a multisystem disorder that affects the wound healing process. Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is important as hyperglycaemia has b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In due time...: I have my patients wear a brace until 6-9 weeks postop. While many patients are able to put partial weight on the leg w/ the aid of crutches, it is no ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Two different things: Repair of the torn rotaotr cuff , to use sutures to close the gap in the torn cuff which could be done in three main ways. Generally, it implies remo ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff tear: Yes if you are going to have another surgery, an augmentation patch should be available and also check in the operative report or with the surgeon if ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fix tendonto bone: Rotator cuff tears are not all the same. Partial tears are either left alone, lightly debrided or repaired. Full thickness tears often require repair ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience Sports Medicine
Causes painfull knee: If without repair usually very rapid max is two weeks. If repair is done it take six weeks to be able to recover. If knee remains warm and painful th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In three stages: 1-the repair needs to be protected while the tendon heals. To keep your arm from moving you will most likely use a sling and avoid using it 4-6 weeks. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Only your surgeon can answer that question. The nature of your rehab depends of the cuff repair. Most full-thickness cuff repairs should be protected ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgeon preference: This is an question best asked of your surgeon. Every surgeon has different protocols and different philosophies about motion after rotator cuff repai ... Read More
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