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how long does it take you to recover from rotator cuff injury?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 weeks: Typically, a rotator cuff strain resolves in 6-12 weeks. They are sometimes associated with other injuries that may take longer. Rotator cuff tears do not heal on their own. They may calm down and stop producing pain, but will not heal back to the original position. Healing after a rotator cuff repair takes 12-16 weeks and continues to improve 6 months after surgery.
Answered on Sep 25, 2017
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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
my rotator cuff surgery healed well in4-6 weeks
Aug 20, 2012

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