A member asked:

I have had surgery for a fracture of proximal humerus greater tuberosity with rotator cuff repairs two weeks ago . when will i get back use of my arm?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Shoulder Fractures: Dixie, a lot depends on your specific injury, but in general both fractures and a rotator cuff repair take about 6 wks to heal initially. For that time you're in a sling not doing much to protect the repair. After 6 weeks gentle motion exercises start, and around 8-12 wks things may seem semi-normal. Probably 3-6 months to really feel like you're over it. Hang in there, it will get better.

Answered 3/13/2013


Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

6 months: Usually begin passive motion early (within a month). Active motion at 4-6 wks so you don't pull against the repair early on. Strengthening at 8-12 wks depending upon healing. Full recovery 6-12 mos.

Answered 3/2/2014



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