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I'm curious as to how long is the average recovery period after shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Depends on the surge: I depends on the surgery but figure 3-4 months or so for a rotator cuff repair or a shoulder replacement.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How much time is the average recovery period after shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Depends.: depends on what specifically was done. Anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long is the average recovery period after having shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Varies: This varies widely for different surgical procedures. Minor procedures may only take 3-6 weeks whereas major procedures may involve 3-6 months or even longer for complete recovery. Talk to your surgeon about the specific procedure you are having and what their expectations are for you.

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