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Having shoulder impingement surgery leaves you out of action for how long?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: About 3 months

When done arthroscopicaly, recovery is very rapid.
Usually, therapy will start 2 weeks after surgery. As long as the rotator cuff does not need to be repaired, most are able to use there arm in a month. By three months, most people are back to normal activities. The surgery involves removal of the inflamed bursal tissue and osteophytes called an acromioplasty.

In brief: About 3 months

When done arthroscopicaly, recovery is very rapid.
Usually, therapy will start 2 weeks after surgery. As long as the rotator cuff does not need to be repaired, most are able to use there arm in a month. By three months, most people are back to normal activities. The surgery involves removal of the inflamed bursal tissue and osteophytes called an acromioplasty.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: 4-6 wks

Arthroscopic shoulder impingement surgery should be done as an outpatient, and motion should begin in a few days.
Most patients regain full motion in 1-2 weeks and full strength in about 6 wks. Throwing should be comfortable by 3 months.

In brief: 4-6 wks

Arthroscopic shoulder impingement surgery should be done as an outpatient, and motion should begin in a few days.
Most patients regain full motion in 1-2 weeks and full strength in about 6 wks. Throwing should be comfortable by 3 months.
Dr. Greg Hicken
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