A 43-year-old member asked:
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what amount of assistance does one need after rotator cuff surgery?

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Dr. Vinay Pampati
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
U wil need help: For the first 4 to 6 weeks I don't allow anybody to move the shoulder on their own so u will need help with many routine things
Answered on Jan 5, 2016
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Wait until full func: Wait until you have full or near full function of this shoulder first. Typically around three months, but could be longer.
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