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How long does it typically take to recover from a torn rotator cuff?

How long does it typically take to recover from a torn rotator cuff?

Up to Six Months: Recovery from a rotator cuff that has been repaired surgically typically takes up to 6 months. The tendon heals to bone slowly, and at 3 months, that repair interface is only 20% as strong as normal ! most surgeons start range of motion exercises right away, however delay strengthening to the 3 month time point. It takes a few months longer to truly get your strength and endurance back. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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How long will it take to recover from the pinched nerve surgery on my arm, or could it be a torn rotator cuff?

How long will it take to recover from the pinched nerve surgery on my arm, or could it be a torn rotator cuff?

Hard to say: Recovery from a compressive neuropathy can take several months to a year to completely recover depending how much damage to the nerve was caused and the recovery my be incomplete in some cases. You could potentially have a rotator cuff tear also, you might need an MRI or ultrasound. Surgery to decompress a nerve should have some immediate relief, but certainly not complete relief. ...Read more

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How long will recovery take and could it be a torn rotator cuff?

12 months: The average time to full recovery is really about 12 months. It takes 12 weeks for the tendon to scar down and realistically another 6-9 months to regain the strength. Most people with small to medium tears are doing well at 6 months but i often caution to avoid overhead weight and excessive lifting for the first year out from surgery. Indyshoulder.Com. ...Read more

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What symptoms would a torn rotator cuff vs sprain RC? And can RC injury heal without surgery? If so how long would a sprain RC take to heal?? Thanks!!

What symptoms would a torn rotator cuff vs sprain RC? And can RC injury heal without surgery? If so how long would a sprain RC take to heal?? Thanks!!

Pain with Abduction: a full thickness rotator cuff tear can cause considerable weakness and pain especially with movement in the and of motion controlled most by the rotator cuff tendon that is injured. The top tendon. Supraspinatus, would cause symptoms when trying to lift arm from side of body. A mere sprain would be less painful with minimal weakness. A mild sprain could take upwards of 6 weeks to improve. ...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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What can i do about a torn rotator cuff? I have tried ice i take 3 800mg ibuprofen tablets a day and i am in a sling

What can i do about a torn rotator cuff? I have tried ice i take 3 800mg ibuprofen tablets a day and i am in a sling

Torn cuff: If you have not yet seen an Orthopedic specialist you must set up an appointment as soon as possible. If it continues to hurt more while waiting for an appointment, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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How long would a minor rotator cuff tear take to heal?

6-12 wks if healable: Minor or partial rotator cuff tears are usually allowed to heal via nonoperative means initially. Physical therpay, appropriate rest, then strengthening or titrated to the needs of each patient and their particular cuff tear. I healing does not work by 6-12 weeks, the tear may well need surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How long does a large rotator cuff tear take to fullt heal?

Don't heal on own: The rotator cuff is like a rubber band under tension, any tearing results in pulling apart of the fibers and shortening of the muscle so even if scar tissue fills the gap the muscle hasn't been pulled back out to length to restore function and strength. Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a torn rotator cuff?

4-7th decade- common: Not all tears of the rotator cuff need to be fixed. Symptomatic complete tears that do not respond to physical therapy often get repaired. Physical therapy, nsaids, subacromial space injections, rest, ice, and physical therapy can all help the injured cuff recover without surgical intervention, often times. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Badman
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Rotator Cuff Tear (Definition)

There are 4 muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff giving the shoulder lifting and rotational strength as well as contributing to stability ...Read more