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How long should it take me to get back to work after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Recovery time can be variable after shoulder arthroscopy. If the surgery is ablative, such as removing some frayed tissue or bone spurs, sling wear is short, and recovery of function can be relatively rapid (2-3 mos). If a repair of some kind is required (cuff repair, labrum repair), sling is usually worn for 6 weeks, and total recovery can be upwards of 6 months or more.
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
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Dr. Stuart Springer
50 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends on the kind of work. Most can return to an office setting in a week or so but the more physical jobs may require one to two months.
Jul 25, 2012

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