A 31-year-old member asked:
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how long will it take for my dislocated shoulder to heal?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type and severity as well as your level of activity. Generally, uncomplicated sprains usually take 6-12 weeks to heal.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Charles Toman
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Months: Ultimately, it may require surgery to repair. This is a major injury.
Answered on Aug 16, 2013

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Dr. John Michalski
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