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A 51-year-old female asked:

How long is recovery from shoulder decompression & repair of a tendon tear due 2 impingment ?

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Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Slow recovery: Assuming it was an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair it means 3-6 months of rehab. Of course large tears and method of repair affects this. Follow your therapist and surgeon instructions to a t and remember that over doing it doesn't get you better faster, it can actually have the opposite effect. Good luck!
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Dr. James Flanagan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction 49 years experience
Shoulder recovery: It should take 3-4 months.
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