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what is the typical recovery time for a dislocated shoulder

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Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Generally, after 6 weeks of rest and therapy, you should be feeling better. There is a risk or re-dislocation, though, and if your shoulder still feel ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Variable.: At 29 anywhere bn 2-3 weeks and 3 months. Try rehab, but if it is unstable consider surgery.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 months: For first time simple shoulder dislocations after 2-3 months you can return to regular activities however further dislocations may occur. Also people ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: That depends on many factors, including your age, the relative looseness of your shoulder, and the number of times you have dislocated (to name a few) ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: It is variable depending on the procedure done. It varies from simple scopes of 6 weeks, to rotator cuff repairs of 4 months. Individuals also respond ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
4-6 weeks: The finger joints are brown to sprain and because the anatomy of it takes a while to heal and some leave some stiffness.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: It depends on how it was injured and how it was treated, but usuall 3-6 weeks.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends: Mild or grade 1 sprains typically heal in 1-2weeks grade 2 or moderate sprains take about 4weeks to heal a grade 3 sprain which is a complete ligame ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Knee Pain: Recovery time for a subluxed or dislocated and spontaneously reduced patella varies greatly, but generally weight-bearing can be initiated as soon as ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
It depends...: The bone component of uncomplicated wrist fractures take an average of 6 weeks to heal. But although the bone may be healed at that point, the stiffn ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Buford
27 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the surg: There are a very large number of different shoulder surgeries so recovery time absolutely cannot be determined as a single time for all shoulder surge ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience in Sports Medicine
A long time: It depends, because it is related to the resulting damage to the ligaments within the knee from dislocation. For a significant injury, expect a 4-6 m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: It depends on what procedure you will be having and whether or not there is any associated osteoarthritis as well. For a straightforward arthroscopy a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
16 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
About a month: Have it checked by a knee doc to make sure you didn't injure the cartilage under the knee cap though.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Usually infinity: A torn meniscus needs to be addressed arthroscopically. Meniscii have no blood supply and do not heal.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
8 -12 weeks: This surgery it about 8-12 weeks to heal.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Horn
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bones can't tear...: The patella is a bone and therefore cannot tear. However, if you meant the patellar tendon, this can be injured and result in "jumpers knee" which is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks after surger: Many patients improve with physical therapy, but those that need surgery usually take about six weeks.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Fracture recovery: Six to eight weeks with physical therapy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Scaphoid fracture: This depends on the level of the fracture through the scaphoid and if you have surgery or not. Nonoperative distal waist-3 months, mid waist-4 months, ... Read More

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