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How long is the recovery time from a total shoulder replacement?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 3-6 months
It takes at least 3 months to recover from a shoulder replacement.
It is not uncommon for the recovery to take 6 months or more. The shoulder will slowly improve up to 2 years after the surgery. Talk to your surgeon for more details.

In brief: 3-6 months
It takes at least 3 months to recover from a shoulder replacement.
It is not uncommon for the recovery to take 6 months or more. The shoulder will slowly improve up to 2 years after the surgery. Talk to your surgeon for more details.
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Brian Badman
Typically tell my patients 4-6 months before they are glad they did the surgery. Improvements will be seen for about 12 months at which point you will typically plateau.
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