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I have had open rotator cuff surgery and 2 anchors installed on my right shoulder, how long should I wait to have the left one done?

Wait until full func: Wait until you have full or near full function of this shoulder first. Typically around three months, but could be longer. ...Read more

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Rotator Cuff Repair (Definition)

Rotator cuff repair is performed by reattaching to bone the important tendons of the shoulder that provide specific refined motion and function of the shoulder: forward flexion, elevation away from the side of the body, and internal/external rotation of the arm while at the ...Read more


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How long does it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

How long does it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

A realistic goal-: -6mos 2 get motion and strength back requires dedicated PT daily work @ home. Ur shoulder will never B as before but with a lot of early work on passive ROM, @ 5-6 wks gentle act/assist exercise, supervised, then gradually active 4 strength, again supervised. By 8-12 wks U have 2 continue to push 4 ROM & strength. By 6 mo any improvement comes very slowly. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

How long does it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

6 months: All our patients are treated arthroscopically despite the size of the rot. Cuff tear.Almost all our patients are 'released' @ 6 months post-op.This means they can return to full activitites.Some people continue to improve their strength up until 1 yr. Post-op...Sling use is generally for the first 4 weeks after surgery and rehab can last 4-10 wks. Depending on size and chronicity of tear.Gl! ...Read more

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How long would it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

6 mo: Having had 5 cuff surgeries i can tell u it is long & hard. After immobilization and starting pt the next day u r stiff sore & weak. I think it is easily 6 mo or more, up 2 a year sometimes 2 ur end of rehab, and ur not back 2 ur normal self as far as activities r concerned. Listen 2 ur ortho, pt, work hard on ur hep, and b patient but persistant. ...Read more

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I have been preparing for my rotator cuff surgery..How long is the rehabilitation for this operation?

I have been preparing for my rotator cuff surgery..How long is the rehabilitation for this operation?

12-16 weeks: It depend what involve in this procedure, but the rehab time it about 3 month. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after rotator cuff surgery?

Rotator cuff repair: Surgery to re-attach a torn rotator cuff tendon typically takes 6 weeks for preliminary healing of tendon to bone. At 6 weeks, the sling is discontinued. Physical therapy is helpful initially to regain range of motion of the shoulder. Once rom has been restored, aditional pt to regain strength and function. By 6 months, most patients are pretty functional. Full recovery 9-12 months. Good luck! ...Read more

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Torn rotator cuff surgery & diabetes, how much longer to recover?

Torn rotator cuff surgery & diabetes, how much longer to recover?

Let me explain: Diabetes is a multisystem disorder that affects the wound healing process. Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is important as hyperglycaemia has been correlated with impaired wound healing (senior, 2000). In order to optimise wound-healing potential, patients should be encouraged to achieve target levels for glycated haemoglobin and sugar level. ...Read more

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My wrist has been slightly swollen and extremely painful since the day after my rotator cuff repair surgery, 2 months ago. How long can this last?

My wrist has been slightly swollen and extremely painful since the day after my rotator cuff repair surgery, 2 months ago. How long can this last?

Need a diagnosis: The question is why is your wrist is hurting and swollen. Most likely, this is indirectly, not directly related to your RC repair. Tendonitis because of a change in upper extremity biomechanics would be a thought. Your surgeon should be able to help you discover the cause and discuss treatment options. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I will be 4 months post op rotator cuff repair surgery in may. Would it be ok to ride roller coasters in may or nov or should I wait 1 year post op?

I will be 4 months post op rotator cuff repair surgery in may.  Would it be ok to ride roller coasters in may or nov or should I wait 1 year post op?

Rotator cuff: At 4 months, your cuff repair is about as solid as it will be. Granted, you can continue with strengthening for a few more months. Riding a roller coaster is fine, just hold on for the ride. ...Read more

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How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

As long as it takes: While the exact duration of pt following your rotator cuff surgery will be managed by your surgeon, depending on the severity of your tear pt may last anywhere from 7 weeks to 1 year or more. All programs will emphasize avoiding strenuous activities that could cause a repeat injury while remaining active enough to prevent joint stiffness, one of the most common rotator cuff repair complications. ...Read more

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How bad is rotator cuff surgery?

How bad is rotator cuff surgery?

Not too bad!!!: Although all surgeries can involve some initial pain and discomfort, rotator cuff repair surgery can be done very safely these days and with minimal risk. Although some tears can be challenging to repair, recovery time and therapy that goes along with it are generally well tolerated. An experienced surgeon with high skill with arthroscopic techniques can usually achieve excellent clinical results. ...Read more

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Tommy johns rotator cuff surgery?

Tommy johns rotator cuff surgery?

2 Different Surgerie: Tommy john surgery is an ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow. Rotator cuff surgery is surgery to repair a tendon in the shoulder. ...Read more

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What's a rotator cuff surgery like?

What's a rotator cuff surgery like?

Outpatient.: It takes about 2 hours, usually done arthroscopically. We perform ours on an outpatient basis. We use a sling for three weeks, then begin physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is it like to have rotator cuff surgery?

What is it like to have rotator cuff surgery?

Hurts @ pm: Most rotator cuff tears in your relatively young age group will cause pain w/ overhead activities , throwing etc. If you really have a tear pain @ night is ver common. Pain when moving your arm away from your body is typical. Occasionsionally weakness ofyour arm in certain positions can be appreciated.. A good physical exam can differentiate other shoulder problems.MRI can confirm if well done. ...Read more

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What should be the cost of rotator cuff surgery?

What should be the cost of rotator cuff surgery?

$5500: As dr. Coats has indicated, it does depend on many factors, and the amounts that get paid are often much less than are charged. In the U.S., cash rates are now around $5500, which should include facility fee, surgeon fee, anesthesia fee, and an average number of implants. The price obviously depends on location, type of rotator cuff repair, and severity. ...Read more

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Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Not exactly: You can learn more about rotator cuff repair surgery here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair.Htm i would recommend you pick a surgeon that performs the surgery you need hundreds of times a year. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read more

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Can you still powerlift after rotator cuff surgery?

Can you still powerlift after rotator cuff surgery?

You can.: With a successful repair and appropriate post-operative rehab, you should be able to resume powerlifting. However, you should be aware that you are more likely to incur a re-tear than most patients, because of the immense forces on the rotator cuff, associated with powerlifting. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff surgery can you explain the procedure to me?

Rotator cuff surgery  can you explain the procedure to me?

Arthroscopic repair: The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that coalesce together to form a cuff. Usually the supraspinatus tendon is the one that's torn. It's repaired to the bone where it belongs to an area called the greater tuberosity, with suture anchors. The surgery he's usually done arthroscopically. Depending on the size of the tear it can take about an hour to 1 1/2 hours to perform surgery. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens after rotator cuff surgery?

Could you tell me what happens after rotator cuff surgery?

Rotator Cuff Surgery: This varies from doctor to doctor and also depends on the severity of the tear. It is generally accepted that initially you should avoid any active range of motion of the shoulder, while often passive range is allowed much sooner. After appropriate rest, pt will gradually help you regain range of motion, and then later strengthening exercises will be added. Expect 3-6 months for recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more