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When can I sleep on my stomach after a rotator cuff surgery?

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Dr. Joseph Wilson
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In brief: Rotator Cuff

The typical time for a rotator cuff tear to heal to the bone after surgery is 6 weeks.
That is why most people are in a sling for 6 weeks after surgery. It then can take 6 weeks to gain motion and another 6 weeks to gain strength. Recovery can take up to 6 months. Sleeping on your stomach is fine as soon as you are out of the sling and can do it comfortably. WilsonShoulder.com

In brief: Rotator Cuff

The typical time for a rotator cuff tear to heal to the bone after surgery is 6 weeks.
That is why most people are in a sling for 6 weeks after surgery. It then can take 6 weeks to gain motion and another 6 weeks to gain strength. Recovery can take up to 6 months. Sleeping on your stomach is fine as soon as you are out of the sling and can do it comfortably. WilsonShoulder.com
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